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Teaching children to grow their own food greatly reduces obesity, study finds

Natural News
28 August 2018
Russel Davis

(Natural News) Teaching children the basics of gardening and food production may stem childhood obesity, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. To carry out the study, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis examined more than 400 children aged nine to 10 years old at four schools in California. The children were stratified into two groups: one that received gardening lessons, and the control group.

The study was conducted under the Shaping Healthy Choices Programme, which instructed children to grow and harvest their own vegetables. The produce were then used in cooking demonstrations or were taken home. The school canteens were also instructed to use produce grown from the gardens, which were then featured in newsletters that were sent home to the children’s families.

According to the study, children who enrolled in a gardening class were more likely to shed pounds within a year. The research team also found that schools with gardening classes had lower proportion of obese students. The researchers inferred that gardening lessons may help curb obesity in children by teaching them about healthy foods such as fresh vegetables.

“The BMI and waist-to-height ratio were greatly improved in intervention groups, with the overweight or obese population declining from 55.6 to 37.8 percent at the Northern California intervention school. The dramatic decrease in BMI, although unexpected in this short time frame, demonstrated that the SHCP was effective due to positive health messages and reinforcing nutrition concepts throughout the school and home environments,” said lead author Dr Rachel Scherr in Daily Mail.

Studies show the importance of gardening against childhood obesity

A 2013 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine revealed that a community gardening initiative resulted in a significant decrease in obesity rates among low-income Hispanic American children. The intervention, called Growing Healthy Kids Program, involved a weekly gardening session, a seven-week cooking and nutrition workshop, and social events for both children and parents. As part of the study, the researchers assessed pre- and post-program height and weight data from 95 children aged two to 15 years.

The research team found that 17 percent of overweight and obese children attained significant improvements in BMI classification. The study also revealed that 100 percent of children with a normal BMI at the start of the study were able to maintain their weight after the initiative. In addition, the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables grew by 146 percent following the gardening program. Furthermore, the researchers noted an increase in the children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.

“Findings from this pilot study are consistent with previous studies reporting an increase in availability and consumption of fruits and vegetables among families participating in community gardens. Although there are limitations because this is a pilot study, this strategy seems to be promising for addressing childhood obesity, particularly among low-income Latino immigrant families,” the researchers wrote.

In another study, researchers found that lack of access to gardens may increase the odds of childhood obesity. To carry out the study, a team of researchers from the VU UniversityMedical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands pooled data from the Millennium Cohort Study with a total cohort population of 19,000 children. The research team found that children who did not have an access to gardens between the ages five and seven years were 38 percent more likely to become obese by age seven. Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood and having a lower educated household were also found to raise the odds of childhood obesity. The researchers also noted that children belonging to higher educated households living in disadvantaged neighborhood were still at an increased risk of childhood obesity.

The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

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Infowars reporter Millie Weaver takes us to an organic family farm in Saline County, MO getting a firsthand account of why this family chose ‘organic’ over conventional ‘GMO’ farming. In contrast, Millie interviews other residents living in the surrounding area who detail their own personal experience dealing with the serious consequences of conventional farming and the heavy use of herbicides.

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Family fights government of Florida after being threatened for growing vegetables on their own property

Main Source: Natural News
Date: 24 June 2016
Author: Julie Wilson staff writer

(NaturalNews) A husband and wife from the Orlando, Florida, area were recently told by their City that they would have to uproot their beautifully manicured vegetable garden, cultivated on a piece of property owned by the couple for more than two decades. Continue reading Family fights government of Florida after being threatened for growing vegetables on their own property

Saving Seeds at Home with Vandana Shiva


My Conclusion: Seed saving is extremity important. Since man discover how to harvest seed from plant and put the ground to grow another plant to produce more. When the idea of farming was invented it reduce the need to forage or hunt to for food and it another step that humans took in history. Growing food was root of civilization and it provided food security. The globalist want to stop us from being able to grow and produce our own food. Here in New Zealand where I live the government try to pass a law to make it illegal to grow and produce your own food. And when I first found about the Food Bill 160-2, I was hyperventilating back in 2011 because knew where Food Bill 160-2 leads and it was part the New World Order agenda. So people we need to learn how harvest seed and store them for the next season to fight the New World Order.

10 Plants that Repel Insects in a Vegetable Garden

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Date: 15 February 2016
Author: George Zapo

Flowering plants and herbs that repel annoying insects in a vegetable garden can be purchased at most garden supply stores. The flowers and herbs mentioned in this article are noted for being able to ward off a variety of aggravating insects from practically any vegetable garden. The essential oils contained in these plants and herbs can also be used to make natural insect repellents, as well. Continue reading 10 Plants that Repel Insects in a Vegetable Garden

Russian officials propose bill to grant every citizen one hectare of farm and forest land to use for self-sufficiency

Source: Natural news
Date: 6 September 2015
Author: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) The Pacific Rim of Russia could soon see a mass migration of young people if a government scheme to repopulate this largely uninhabited area is successful. In an effort to promote self-reliance and good land stewardship, the Russian government is planning to grant every Russian citizen who wants it one hectare of land for free as long as these landholders use their land for farming, self-sufficiency, and/or other legal uses.

Russia’s vast Far East territory is currently home to about six million people, but this number has been waning in recent years. The Russian government estimates that once the land grant program is initiated, 30 million more people could flock to the region, infusing new life into an area of Russia that would otherwise qualify as uninhabited Siberia.

“Free land grants [are] a powerful potential for developing our Eastern territories and an opportunity to radically — almost six fold — increase the far eastern population from 6.4 million to 36 million people,” stated Alexander Galushka, the minister of development for this region, to the Siberian Times about the program. Continue reading Russian officials propose bill to grant every citizen one hectare of farm and forest land to use for self-sufficiency

Composting: Everything You Wanted To Know (But Didn’t Want To Ask)

Source:Off The Grid News
Date: 2 September 2015
Author: L. Larocque

Most people know what composting is but are often not sure how to create their own compost pile – or they wonder if it will really make a difference.

Creating a pile, though, is fairly easy and very beneficial to your garden as well as the environment as a whole.

There are three ways to create compost: aerobic composting, anaerobic composting and vermicomposting. Most composters are familiar with the first two, but the last one is less known since it requires a lot more work. For this article I’m going to concentrate on aerobic composting. However, I will explain the anaerobic system briefly. Continue reading Composting: Everything You Wanted To Know (But Didn’t Want To Ask)