Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club chop vegetables to put in a stir fry dish they would cook in Denver

 
Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club chop vegetables to put in a stir fry dish they would cook in Denver
Students in the Munroe Elementary School after-school garden club Anai Carrillo (L) and Jessica Grimaldo chop vegetables to put in a stir-fry dish they would cook in Denver, Colorado May 9, 2012. The students learn to grow and prepare healthy meals in the school's garden club with some of the food going to the school's lunch program. Colorado has the second fastest growing childhood obesity rate in the nation says non-profit LiveWell Colorado. Groups like Livewell are working to reduce childhood obesity by supporting school gardens, especially in low income areas, to provide learning about healthy food while actually providing nourishment. Studies have shown that children are more likely to try eating fresh fruit and vegetables if they are involved in growing them. Photo taken May 9, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH EDUCATION SOCIETY)