Apple Seeds Featured in Edible Ozarkansas

Apple Seeds - planting a bright future one student at a time
Edible Ozarkansas, Monica Johnson
Spring 2015
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Just a few generations ago, Arkansans led lives that encouraged good health. It was common for families to have a garden, and physical activity, whether for work or play, was prevalent. Nowadays, it is common for individuals to consume more calories and lead much more sedentary lifestyles. Because of this, obesity rates in America have risen, and Arkansas is consistently ranked in the top 10 of the most obese states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity can lead to health issues and can cause mental and social anxiety. Almost one in three children are considered overweight or obese, and those children most likely will have the same issue in adulthood. To combat this, studies suggest it’s important to learn healthy eating and physical activity habits at a young age.
To assist children in developing healthy habits, schools and communities can play an active role in conjunction with what children learn at home. With this in mind, Apple Seeds, a nonprofit business in Northwest Arkansas, developed its mission to inspire healthy living and encourage healthy habits through garden-based education for children, both in schools and at its new teaching farm in central Fayetteville. [Read more]

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