News Articles Television and Videos Featuring Veggie U

So, what makes a great Saturday night in Cleveland? | Why CLE? Blog | October 13, 2017 | by Jen Clegal

Oberlin-based nonprofit Veggie U gets boost from area chefs at dinner | The News-Herald | October 10, 2017 | by Paris Wolfe

Oberlin-based Veggie U helping to teach Willoughby-Eastlake students | The News Herald | September 27, 2017 | by Paris Wolfe
Willoughby-Eastlake teacher Lisa Reed knows her third-graders learn better when they get their hands dirty. That’s why she brought Veggie U’s garden curriculum, worms and all, into her classroom at The School of Innovation in Willoughby Hills.

FOX 8 Morning Show Video featuring Lauren Shaffer of Luna creating Gala dessert
FOX 8 Recipe Box: Lauren’s Fall Angel Food Trifle Video and Recipe | September 25, 2017

Veggie U’s Food & Wine Gala Benefit Helps Educate Kids on Healthy Growing and Eating
Cool Cleveland Website and Blog | September 18, 2017 | John Benson
Literally and figuratively, Veggie U is taking a grassroots approach to help alleviate the nationwide epidemic that is childhood obesity. In a time where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in five children is obese, the Oberlin-based operation has found success empowering teachers and students nationwide with its plant science program. 

Chef Vishu Nath of Cleveland’s Urban Farmer on aging steaks and Ohio sweet corn
The Cleveland Plain Dealer | September 20, 2017 | by Debbie Snook

Healthy Food Choices Growing at Crim. Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune | June 18, 2015
Getting children to eat their vegetables can be a challenge for many adults. The “Veggie U” program which is growing in popularity is finding some success as demonstrated at the Community Learning Centers in Wood County this summer.

Hands-on program introduces students to agriculture. KHON-2 | June 5, 2015
Beginning in 2014, the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation was able to offer an exciting and hands-on agricultural program to fourth grade public school teachers statewide.

Surrarrer Elementary School is a Cool School! Fox 8 Cleveland | May 21, 2015
The teachers are always looking for interesting ways to encourage learning. “Not every elementary school has a Veggie U. These students get real hands on approach to learning about plants.

Local groups work to feed children. LimaOhio.com | May 16, 2015
This spring the district established multiple Farm to School projects including a vegetable garden with berry trees and grapes, an application for donations to establish an orchard with apple, peach, pear and crab-apple trees, and continued “Veggie U” curriculum. Still to come would include a green or hoop house and possible funding for hydroponic gardens.

Students take part in Veggie U. Times Leader | March 30, 2015
THIRD GRADE teachers and students started the Veggie U Classroom Gardens Program in Bellaire Elementary on March 2 to learn the importance of good nutrition, sustainable agriculture and how vegetables grow.

"Veggie U" Teaches Children To Eat What They Grow. WTRF Channel 7 News | March 29, 2015
It's a new way to get kids to eat their vegetables, by teaching them to grow them! "Veggie U" is a non profit organization that produces a five-week program for 3rd and 4th graders.

Plate Gain. Cleveland Magazine | January, 2015
Some kids don't even realize how food is produced, says Vicki Jenkins, marketing director for Veggie U based in Oberlin. "They're very surprised when you pull a carrot out of the soil," she says. "You see their eyes light up because it's almost magic."

 

Willoughby-Eastlake teacher Lisa Reed knows her third-graders learn better when they get their hands dirty. That’s why she brought Veggie U’s garden curriculum, worms and all, into her classroom at The School of Innovation in Willoughby Hills.