OLOL Planting Teaching Garden at Wildwood Elementary 03/01/2012
Obesity is one of the most expensive health care problems in America, with one-third of U.S. children diagnosed as overweight or obese, putting them at higher risk of heart disease and stroke.
In partnership with The American Heart Association, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is taking a new approach in the fight against childhood obesity. On Friday, March 2, we are planting a teaching garden at Wildwood Elementary. The garden will become a laboratory for students to learn what it means to be healthy.
Aimed at first through fifth graders, we teach children how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants, harvest produce and ultimately understand the value of good eating habits.
A second teaching garden will be planted at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on March 10, 2012. OLOL team members will plant and nurture this garden and have the opportunity to participate in healthy cooking demonstrations after the harvest. Our Lady of the Lake is committed to a culture of wellness.