Our longest standing Casa partner in Australia, The Infants’ Home, received a special grant from Herbalife Nutrition Foundation to set up veggie pods. These enable educators to help children grow, harvest and learn about the benefits of fresh vegetables to complement their daily nutrition provided by the on-site kitchen service and chef.
To get the project going, a group of enthusiastic Herbalife Nutrition Independent Members spent a day assembling the six veggie pods and filling them with soil. Children then joined them in planting different vegetables including tomatoes, spinach and beans.
The area designated for the veggie pods will provide an outdoor learning environment for the children, creating opportunities for them to learn about healthy foods and lifestyles, environmental sustainability, and to participate in practical food preparation experiences.