Children Who Garden Eat Five Times More Veggies

A new study shows that a little green thumb equals a greener plate.

According to a study conducted by Ohio State and Cornell universities, children are five times more likely to eat vegetables when they have grown it themselves. At a school in upstate New York, researchers monitored what 370 students put on their plates during lunch. They determined that when children grew the vegetables they could eat, the number of kids who opted for salad jumped from 2 percent to 10 percent. This information, coupled with another recent study that found children who had tactile interaction with their food were more likely to eat it, shows that healthy eating habits start early and are formed through physical engagement with food.

More News

Costco Debuts $5 Vegan Breakfast Bowls Nationwide

The food court at the big-box retailer is about to get a lot more refreshing thanks to a plant-based berry-and-granola loaded açaí bowl, available by the end of this month at locations nationwide.
Read More »

Montreal Bans Cruel Horse-Drawn Carriages

Beginning on New Year's Eve 2019, horses will no longer be forced to pull passengers across the cobblestone streets of the Canadian city.
Read More »

New Locator Finds Vegan Food at Ballparks

New guide Veggie Happy helps sports fans locate vegan options at stadiums nationwide.
Read More »

New Vegan Butcher Shop Opens in Texas

San Antonio's Hip Peaz Vegan Eats offers a rotating menu of vegan meat sandwiches, burritos, and gumbo.
Read More »

Vegan Shoe Brand No One's Skin Debuts in London

The new footwear brand aims to eliminate the pollution caused by the animal-based leather industry with comparable, vegan alternatives.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »