How many US children actually get their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables?
- 15% (61% people answered this)
- 30% (28% people answered this)
- 50% (6% people answered this)
- 75% (3% people answered this)
690 people answered.
Correct answer is: 15%
According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study, fewer than 15% of elementary school-aged children eat the recommended five or more servings of fruit and vegetables daily. That means four out of five children in the US are not getting the nutrition they need!
Launched in Kingston, Jamaica in late 2012, Mind Gardens is a non-profit initiative started by Snoop Lion with the goal of establishing sustainable, organic community gardens that will provide fresh fruits and vegetables to school aged children in the community. Bringing these communities the proper tools and resources to cultivate their own nutritional alternatives not only makes for healthy bodies, but also healthy minds. With two gardens already underway, we need your help to spread the word, build more gardens and take this project worldwide. Together we can plant a seed, grow a garden, and change a life.
Children are not getting the daily servings of fruits and vegetables they need for their growing bodies and minds to thrive. Instead of healthy produce, they are eating high-fat and sugary snacks. This leads to an astounding one in three school-aged children being overweight or obese. The next generation could be one of the unhealthiest ever if we don't act now. Children's lunches continue to be filled with foods high in salt and sugar, high fructose corn syrup is nearly impossible to avoid, and the healthy options remain difficult to find. The next generation deserves to have access to healthy food options and there is no better place to make sure that happens than in our schools.
This effort is going to take all of us.
This is why it is so important to take the Mind Gardens pledge and share it with your community. Mind Gardens wants children to eat right, not only in Jamaica, but stateside as well. Together we can shift this trend and get healthy fruits and vegetables to cafeterias and kitchen tables nationwide.
Help spread the word about Mind Gardens today, and we can build this cause (and more community gardens) in our own backyard!