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Young girls get lesson in growing and cooking organic food

By Jessica Mize

Twenty-seven girls from the BOUNCE — Behavior Opportunities Uniting Counseling and Education — summer camp recently braved the hot August sun and ventured into the Campus Community Garden to learn about the importance of eating whole foods and having a healthy, balanced diet.

Led by Sarah Kelly, program manager for the Office of Sustainability, and Sarah Feye, UH Dining Services dietitian, the middle-school-aged campers got a firsthand look at the produce grown on campus and even got a chance to harvest some of it, collecting over 20 pounds of basil, beans, eggplants, tomatoes, jalapenos, bell peppers and banana peppers.

The girls then made their way to the Fresh Food Company in Moody Towers where location manager Carlos Guerrerro taught them how to prepare zucchini and egg breakfast tacos, as well as two different types of salsas.

In its ninth year, BOUNCE is a program designed to instill healthy lifestyles and positive self-esteem in young girls.