Category Archives: Focus on Agriculture

How Our Backyard Garden Encouraged Adventurous Eating in My Toddler

When my son was almost 3 years old, we finally moved into a home with some outdoor space. It was early spring and – with boxes still waiting to be unpacked – we focused on getting our backyard garden going. I had big plans for that small garden. My son, a once adventurous eater, was suddenly very particular. He was no longer eating his veggies! This garden would act as an outdoor classroom to teach him the alchemy of growing food – and hopefully to get him to show some enthusiasm about the vegetables I was putting on his plate. Long story short – it was a success! The trick was to involve him in every step.

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Eat More Fish

By Jennifer Restuccio a Recent ASU Nutrition Student We’ve known for quite some time that fish is good for us, but maybe we need some reminders as to why we should eat more of it. Americans don’t eat as much … Continue reading

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50 Creative Ways to Eat Spinach

Spinach is in season! If you’re anything like I am, you love buying spinach but have trouble eating it before it goes bad. But, I must change my ways! Have you noticed how healthy this leafy green is for you and me? 

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25 Really Fun Facts about Root Vegetables

Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Director We’re all about root vegetables. And, we have a lot to tell you about root vegetables. Here, we share some fun facts! Arizona grows nearly every kind of root vegetable that exists. The … Continue reading

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Provide Veggie Options for the Kids

By Kenda Hettinger a recent ASU Nutrition student Children between the ages of 4-6 have heightened neophobia. Neophobia is the fear of trying something new. This makes it difficult keeping a good variety of vegetables in their diet. I know … Continue reading

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