CREATED Apr. 12, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Did you know the healthiest part of an orange is this white stuff around the fruit? Did you know the healthiest parts of a grape are the seed and the skin? Create a Change Now is teaching our kids all sorts of cool food facts and fighting childhood obesity.
It's classroom turned kitchen at McWilliams Elementary School. "Of all the foods you could possibly eat, green is by far the best color, " says Chef Shane Stuart, author of the book "How to eat your Veggies and not know it."
And the 4th and 5th graders got to see and taste just how yummy those food items can be.
Shane is one of the celebrity chefs who support Create a Change Now, an organization that plants gardens like the one at Ruby Thomas Elementary.
Candace Maddin is the group's president. "Statistics show if the kids get their hands in the dirt and cooking it, they will reach for it more often in the future."
Once the school gardens grow, the kids are literally eating the fruits of their labor. Some of the veggies in this power-packed garden smoothie came from their own garden. Shane teaches that raw fruits and veggies are the healthiest food on the planet and even healthier if they're home grown. Straight from the garden into the blender and finally into some happy tummies.
Create a Change Now
wants to put an edible garden into every Clark County school. And this fall they are adding a healthy eating curriculum to the schools they serve.
Fresh Garden Smoothie recipe:
1 1/2 oranges
slice of pineapple
1 handful of spinach
1 handful of red leaf lettuce
Pinch of arugula
2 cups green grapes
Several squirts of honey
1 cup of Ice
*Put all ingredients into the blender. Enjoy!