AUSTIN, MN — As summer gets closer, some southern Minnesota kids are hitting the garden looking to grow some healthy eating habits.
The new season of the program “Sprouts: Get Out and Grow” is kicking off with a planting party.
The open house event allows people to learn to grow a garden by helping the program plant theirs.
The program is entering its third year, and leaders say it really helps get kids excited about fruits and vegetables.
“At this young age, we can really make a difference in their health by having them eat more fruits and vegetables and liking them and learning that they are fun to eat,” Sprouts Founder Jen Haugen said. “So, were definitely doing that and we are focusing on cancer fighting fruits and vegetables as well.”
The nine week sprouts program will kick off on June 12th.
They anticipate 150 students will be taking part this year.