(PRWEB) October 16, 2013
Children’s Obesity Fund cofounders, Julian and Michael Omidi, were lauded with appreciation by Gardenworks for Kids. Gardenworks teaches children from preschool to fifth grade gardening techniques, providing the incentive to grow and eat fresh and unprocessed foods.
“Our programs are designed and formulated to encourage children’s continuing involvement with nature. It is our goal to light a spark within each individual child to the miracle of life in the garden,” says Donna Solomon Program Director of Gardenworks for Kids. “Our goal is to get the children out of the house and into the garden where they can benefit from fresh air, exercise, and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. We are grateful to the Children’s Obesity Fund for their sponsorship which will help us to continue encouraging kids to eat healthily and enjoy nature.”
Gardenworks for Kids (http://www.gardenworksforkids.org) brings horticultural education to public schools. The children are given hands-on training and education in the areas of soil pH, fertilizers, insects, plant specimens, garden maintenance, the history of gardening and even cooking techniques. At the time of harvest, the children are given the opportunity to use their produce to make garden-fresh pizzas.
Co-founded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, the Children’s Obesity Fund (http://www.childrensobesityfund.org) 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.