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Grow Healthy.

On the road to building healthier, successful kids through hands-on nutrition, physical activity, and gardening programs.

Grow Healthy Team Nutrition is an elementary school and childcare/preschool wellness program, made possible by a grant from the USDA to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture and implemented by Rutgers Cooperative Extension's Department of Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS). Grow Healthy joins families, schools, childcare/preschool sites, and the community together so they can make wellness and learning top properties.

Grow Healthy assists schools with sustaining an overall healthier school environment and teaches students and their families to live healthy in these ways:  

  • Make smart food choices and eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Select more locally grown foods.
  • Move more and be active.
  • Improve overall school wellness environment.