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Where gardening is all but elementary

At the University of Texas Elementary School, students get a taste of organic gardening and learn how to make lifelong healthy eating habits a part of their lives.

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University of Texas Elementary School students annually grow and harvest foods in the school gardens as part of the Healthy Families Initiative, a comprehensive coordinated school wellness approach, which promotes physical activity participation and healthy nutritional behaviors among students and families.

UT Elementary School, part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and the first university sponsored charter school in Texas, serves 260 pre-kindergarten to fifth graders in East Austin.

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