Garden to Table Program
The Garden to the Table Program focuses staff, students and families at Uni Hill on creating a school environment that promotes good health. The program is intended to improve students’ health by providing freshly prepared, nutritious meals in the lunchroom; we know that well-fed children are much better learners than poorly nourished ones. The project is also intended to improve students’ interest in good health by providing the tools to learn about it at its most inspirational levels. Working in the garden and kitchen gives children a sense of responsibility for creating something good. We will demonstrate through our kitchen, garden and curriculum that our own good health is tied directly to the health of the earth. This project is an educational process, designed to increase academic achievement and close the achievement gap through integrated units of study that are comprehensible, experiential and motivational.