Hawaii’s teachers, families, schools and community organizations can reserve a free copy of the new book, “Farm to Keiki,” and sign up for training. The book will be delivered in January.
The book includes 19 plant profiles, 25 lesson plans and 37 nutritious recipes to make teaching keiki gardening, nutrition and cooking with fresh, Hawaii grown foods easy. The Hawaii Department of Health and The Center for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored the free online version of the book.
The goal is for all children in Hawaii to have access to healthy foods, garden nutrition and environmental education. The book and training is recommended for children ages 3-9 but can be adapted for any age group or educational setting school and home.
Free ‘Farm to Keiki” trainings will be scheduled for preschool and early care teachers statewide. If interested, sign up at www.farmtokeiki.org.