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Apr 21, 2010 2:19 PM by Carina Corral

Event teaches local children how their garden grows and aims to end childhood obesity

An event this weekend helps to grow healthy eating habits in children.

Thirty child care programs in San Luis Obispo County have received garden barrels.

Saturday, children will learn how to grow fruits and vegetables and how to make a habit of eating them everyday.

The event is being sponsored by the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County and is made possible by a $5,000 grant from the the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation.

According to a study released by STRIDE, Cal Poly Kinesiology and San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, 37 percent of preschoolers were overweight or obese in 2009 compared to 29 percent in 2006.

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