The #GreenMySchool Program Pairs Celebrities with Schools to Create Sustainable Gardens and Teach the Importance of Plant-based Nutrition.
Birds Eye® frozen vegetables partnered with Environmental Media Association’s (EMA) “#Greenmyschool” program with a garden planting by Constance Zimmer with students from schools in Santa Ana. I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of this campaign too. It was my birthday so what an excellent gift!
Constance Zimmer is the star of Lifetime’s UnREAL, well known for her roles on Boston Legal, Entourage and House of Cards. Meeting Constance was my favorite part of the day! She is a wealth of info, and she gave me a tip that I know our readers will appreciate!
To get kids to eat their PEAS….serve, them frozen.
I tried this with my 12-year old! She loves frozen peas now! My kids have grown up eating vegetables but I don’t like the percentage and so let’s change that and get the word out …EAT YOUR VEGGIES!
SOUP made from veggies from the garden for everyone!
Birds Eye and EMA is doing their part by aiming to instill the importance of eating vegetables among students and their families at the schools in which the gardens are created. This past year we have been changing how we eat at home, and Birds Eye is our main source of vegetables. We used to eat canned veggies (I grew up on can foods) but now we ONLY use frozen or fresh. Birds Eye vegetables are flash frozen within 6 hours of harvest, locking in nutrients. So that means that frozen vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh.
Birds Eye and the celebrities in the program are proud to help spread the message that vegetables should be a fundamental part of everyday meals. Through the partnership with EMA, celebrities visit their hometowns around the country and work with students to plant and cultivate a community garden. Students learn the importance of plant-based nutrition, basics of agriculture and receive tips and information from the educators working with the program.
What a wonderful way to spend my birthday!
EMA began the “#Greenmyschool” program in 2009. With the support of Birds Eye, the program is reaching more students. EMA and Birds Eye planted a garden at the Mississippi elementary school of Lance Bass.
It is horrible that only 28% of American’s dinners include vegetables and nine out of 10 children do not eat the recommended daily amount of vegetables. By educating children about the variety, taste and ease of veggies, Birds Eye is working to turn that around. We are a Birds Eye Family and have been sharing our views with other parents- we all need to do out part!
You can find more information about the process, products, and recipes at www.BirdsEye.com. Let us know what is your favorite Birds Eye veggie!
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