For students at Oak Meadows Elementary school, nutrition starts early. The UT research group TX Sprouts built the first of six elementary school gardens at Oak Meadows this Saturday. The two-year study will examine the effects that working in a garden has on student health. Jaimie Davis, the lead researcher for TX Sprouts, said kids develop a taste for fruits and vegetables through gardening. They also show lower obesity levels. "There's evidence and research to support that a garden approach can improve health or improve diet, as well as reduce obesity," Davis said. Read More
Written by: Kate Thackrey, The Daily Texan.