Gardening Healthy for Children

Do you have a small child that is unable to concentrate and won’t eat their veggies? Gardening might be your answer.

NPR Says “School Program Denver Urban Gardens out of Colorado found out that 73% of children that garden eat more produce.” I know that my girls don’t eat their veggies right now but I am willing to try to get them to eat more if this works. They would be so much healthier if they ate their veggies.

Digging into dirt helps release serotonin into the blood stream. Serotonin is thought to improve concentration levels and, make people less anxious. This helps them learn better. I found out about this at I know if my girls are less anxious and concentrate better they can sleep better. Plus they just got excersize from gardening, because they were raking and digging in the dirt, so they will be very tired. So they will be less grumpy in the morning. Yay! Also these effects will last longer than one day, without having to do the gardening work again. Sounds great for my family. Sometimes we get super busy and can’t work in our garden every day.

Maybe you will give it a try too this year. Do you want to garden now? Feel free to leave your comments or questions below. I will answer them as soon as I can.




18 thoughts on “Gardening Healthy for Children

  1. Tina Truelove says:

    I didn’t know that digging in dirt helped release Serotonin into the bloodstream. Every spring I plan to start a small garden but time gets away from me and I never do it. Maybe I’ll make it happen this year.


  2. notsomodernblog says:

    My 5 year old loves to garden. He has his own area of the garden that he’s allowed to plant and he helps me weed. He actually does a pretty good job with it.

    Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop.


    • caglechick87 says:

      This is very good to know. Maybe I can give my four year old her own area of my garden. Thank you for letting me know this. Your welcome about posting on the blog hop. The homesteading blog hop is something I really enjoy.


  3. motherhoodtherealdeal says:

    So I garden with almost three year old. She is really into it. She is super helpful…so far it hasn’t really changed her eating habits but it would be nice if it did!!! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x


    • caglechick87 says:

      It is so cute that she helps you. Hopefully her eating habits will get more healthy over time working out there. Your welcome for linking up to #coolmumclub. I hope to link up again.


  4. Candace Guiducci says:

    This is the year that I really want to focus on our yard – both the front and back. My husband’s even mentioned – so now I know the chance it will happen is exponentially higher. Knowing this as well motivates me even more. #StayClassy


  5. Savannah (@HowHesRaised) says:

    I had no idea about the connection between digging in the dirt and serotonin, that truly is incredible, huh? I think gardening is such a great tool for children to have. It teaches them where their food comes from, and how to take care of a life. We’ve been working on a hydroponic vegetable garden and, though my one-year-old is too young to understand, he finds the process fascinating! Thanks for sharing ❤ #StayClassy


  6. Shauna Cerra says:

    I’m so excited to try gardening this year with my 4 year old son! He keeps thinking of vegetables he wants to grow! When do you all suggest starting in Wi? I was thinking mid may??

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