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Local Non-Profit Has A Way To Get Kids To Eat Their Veggies

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By Shannon Royster

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eleven-year-old Jacob Swart made his first deviled egg Thursday, and he learned a little bit about gardening as well.  "I learned how to keep stuff warm in the winter, so it doesn't get killed by the frost," he said.

Thanks to The Carrot Academy and Good Food for Good People, Jacob and other local home- schooled children get to participate in, "The Teaching Kitchen."  It's a program that teaches them how to plant, pull, cook and eat vegetables.  Natalie Clements says it's music to a parent's ears.  She has two children who attend.  "Without this exposure, we would be very set in the ways we would normally eat.  We wouldn't have this education, "she said.

Carrot Academy's Jilah Kilil says she hopes the entire community follows the lead of the students.  That's why the academy is open to anyone who wants to learn to cook, garden and eat healthy.  "If you know where your food comes from, whether you grow it yourself or you learn about the farmers who bring it in, you have a bigger appreciation for what you're doing with it," said Jilah.

When you're ready to change your eating habits Jilah says you can come to them, or they'll come to you.


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