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MISSION: To design and implement food and garden-based educational programs for Delaware schools that support content standards and promote student health. VISION: To inspire and motivate youth to develop lifelong wholesome eating habits by experiencing the joy of growing, cooking, and eating garden-fresh vegetables.
Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids (HFHK) is the only Delaware organization that works with schools to design and implement vegetable gardening programs that engage EVERY child in a school in two "seed-to table" growing seasons each year. Our model makes it possible and practical for schools to integrate vegetable gardening into the school day and academic year, and to strengthen science education while promoting student health. As a result, we are "The First State School Garden Experts," serving more than 10,000 students at 28 schools (26 public and two private, mostly K-5). Outcome goals for our students include increased agricultural and environmental literacy, enhanced understanding of the importance of vegetables as part of a balanced diet, and better understanding of essential science concepts. Our long term goal is to provide garden-based educational programs for every interested school in our state.