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326401 (Softbound)
541952 (e-book)
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978-1-933653-72-3 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-195-2 (e-book)
Age Focus: 2-6
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Plant lifelong healthy eating concepts in young children and counteract the prevalence of childhood obesity with Early Sprouts. A research-based early childhood curriculum, this “seed-to-table” approach gets children interested in and enjoying nutritious fruits and vegetables.

The Early Sprouts model engages preschoolers in all aspects of planting, preparing, and eating organically grown produce. Find directions for designing and caring for gardens, recipes children can help prepare, and ways to involve the whole family in making healthy food choices. The activities used in this 24-week program can be tailored to fit any early childhood program, climate, or geographical region; have been tested in a variety of early learning environments; and have received accolades from children, their parents, and teachers alike.

224 pages



Read an Early Sprouts success story.

Read the July, 2009 issue of NAEYC's Young Children about Early Sprouts innovative gardening and nutrition program for preschoolers. HERE

Early Sprouts received a Champion Award from the Acting US Surgeon General, Dr. Galson.

About Karrie Kalich, PhD

Karrie Kalich, PhD, is a registered dietitian and an associate professor in the department of health science at Keene State College. She consults on health and nutrition topics and also co-authored Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children.To Learn more about Karrie and the Early Sprouts program visit earlysprouts.org more..

About Dottie Bauer, EdD

Dottie Bauer, EdD, is a professor of early childhood education at Keene State College. Her academic background is in early childhood, special education, and human development. She is an avid gardener.To Learn more about Dottie and the Early Sprouts program visit earlysprouts.org more..

About Deirdre McPartlin, MEd

Deirdre McPartlin, MEd, is the academic coordinator at Keene State College's Child Development Center. Previous experience in the field includes teaching preschool and kindergarten, child care administration, and working with pre-service teachers.To Learn more about Deidre and the Early Sprouts program visit earlysprouts.org more..


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