Fun Ideas for a Summer Vacation that Recharges and Reconnects

Plan a summer filled with homegrown adventures to reconnect with the kids and feel more deeply rooted in your community. Get started with ideas for frugal fun inspired by Whole Kids Foundation’s mission to support healthy families.

Nurture Kids’ Curiosity in the Kitchen

With inquisitive kids underfoot in the summer, they might as well give you a hand in the kitchen! Getting them active in the kitchen may seem like a bit of work up front, but the payoff is well worth it. We have a few recommendations and delicious recipes to get you and your little one off to a good start.

Grilling from the Garden

Many of us are familiar with grilling late summer vegetables such as corn, peppers and zucchini, but I hope you kicked off grilling season with spring vegetables such as carrots, spring onions, peas in the pod and kale.

4 Ways to Keep Your School Garden Growing All Summer

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When the kids are away, the garden weeds will splay!

One of the biggest issues of maintaining a school garden is that it often goes untended during the summer, wasting the great efforts of spring and becoming a mess for fall growing.

Celebrate Pollinator Power with Kids' Activities

Earth Month is the perfect occasion for parents to talk with kids about healthy ecosystems that sustain human beings and the food we eat. So we’ve broken up these complex issues into fun, kid-sized bites of information and games.

DIY Seed Starters: Turn Trash into a Garden Treasure

With the season’s egg dyeing and deviled-egg eating, chances are you’re starting to collect a few extra egg cartons around the house. Don’t throw them away!

With a little help from ScrapKins and Whole Kids Foundation®, you can easily turn those cardboard pods into seed starters for your spring garden.

Kids Will Eat Their Veggies: Celebrating Salad Bars in Schools

Whole Kids Foundation® is celebrating 4,000 Salad Bars serving 2,000,000 kids 375,000 lbs of veggies and fruit every day. Learn why this matters and how you can participate.

15 Gifts That Won’t Get Re-Gifted

Whether you’re a last-minute shopper or a long-range present planner, our Whole Body department has thoughtful selections for everyone on your list.

Woolly Pocket Helps School Gardens Bloom

Miguel Nelson is a man on a mission. “I love plants. I think plants are the coolest. I feel like civilization would be a better place if people spent a little more time with plants,” says the artist-turned-entrepreneur. And now he’s helping school kids get in on the fun of growing things.

Get Ready for National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day!

How does your kids’ school lunch program stack up? You have to see it for yourself. Join them in the cafeteria on October 15 for National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day, sponsored by KIWI magazine and the School Nutrition Association.

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