Children’s Obesity Fund Helps Gardenworks for Kids Sprout Additional Success

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The cofounders of the Children’s Obesity Fund are supporters of the Yucaipa, California-based Gardenworks for Kids. This unique non-profit organization provides school age kids with hands-on experience with gardening and nature, and helps schools meet California state science requirements.

We’re very happy to have found Gardenworks for Kids, which gives young children the opportunity to experience the bounty of the harvest, and learn to appreciate all different types of healthy foods.

The Children’s Obesity Fund and its cofounders, Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, are promoting the efforts of Gardenworks for Kids, a foundation that addresses the epidemic of childhood obesity by introducing kids to garden produce from the soil to the table. The organization’s goal is to facilitate a “hands on” gardening experience for each child to develop a love and respect for the environment.

“It is important that kids appreciate the process of food cultivation, and understand the very different nutritional components of fruits and vegetables, versus processed snack foods.,” says Julian Omidi, cofounder of the Children’s Obesity Fund. “We’re very happy to have found Gardenworks for Kids, which gives young children the opportunity to learn about and appreciate all different types of healthy foods.”

Gardenworks for Kids ( programs provide children from preschool to fifth grade with the opportunity to learn about horticulture in a small and intimate garden setting. The kids are able to learn about all aspects of planting, including its history, the proper tools, beneficial and predatory animals and insects, how to pot plants, different species of plants, and how to bring the fruits of the garden to the table.

Cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, the Children’s Obesity Fund ( hopes to help reverse the trend of rising obesity rates in America. The goal of the non-profit organization is to help people fully understand the obesity issue and its dire impacts on individuals and society as a whole -- and to use that knowledge to encourage children to grow up strong and healthy. Children’s Obesity Fund partners with other organizations to educate and support parents, educators and others so that we can all work together to raise healthy, active, social, and happy children. While the organization does not accept donations, it does encourage direct contributions of money and talents to the associations featured on our website. Children’s Obesity Fund is on Facebook, as well as, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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