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Nutrition Gardens in Educational Institutions

Article is prepared by Dr A Kiraannmayee,  Chief Clinical Dietitian, Apollo Cradle, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Raising the Nutrition Garden in educational institutions has not only become popular recently but is also being encouraged by governments. Thus gardening not only provides fresh vegetables and greens for lunch and kitchens in the hostel at low cost but also raises awareness among the students on plant breeding. So there is no doubt that it will be very useful for them in the future. Due to the many benefits of growing gardens, many educational institutions, students and teachers are not only interested in them but are also successful in their activities.

The Government of India has decided to promote these on a large scale and raise awareness on them during the Nutrition Awareness Month, which is being held throughout the month of September.


Nutrition gardens in educational institutions can correct micronutrient deficiencies as well as malnutrition among the students studying in Dante due to the vegetables and fruits grown there as per the scheme. In addition to providing students with a broad understanding of nutrition and nutrition, they also learn about the dangers of junk food. Finally, students gain experience and understanding of agriculture and gardening, which are of paramount importance, and thus they learn many aspects of the environment.

Benefits & Benefits of Nutrition Gardens

There are many rewards to cultivating nutrition gardens. The main ones ….

A good opportunity to learn – Growing these gardens in educational institutions will create awareness on gardening and agriculture as well as the nutritional value of various vegetables, greens and fruits. As well as the opportunity to understand what self-sufficiency is. You will not only gain experience in gardening and farming but also learn how to manage them in an environmentally friendly manner. And the benefits of protecting it from the environment are well known.

Participating in gardening and farming activities requires students to do physical activity. By increasing physical activity in them and exercising unknowingly. Thereby improving their physical health. Doing these things using fully organic farming methods not only gives them an understanding of eco-friendly practices, but also shows how healthy the crops are and how nutritious they are. So that they can make a meal with comprehensive nutrients. Lastly, by cultivating the vegetables of their choice, they not only enjoy the food made with them but also enjoy the meal. Loving and receiving good food like this will improve their physical and mental health.


Respect for the environment for students is further strengthened in educational institutions starting from home. Accordingly, due to the nutrition gardens, students grow a wide variety of plants and trees. The variety of plants or trees grown in this way not only attracts many birds, insects and animals depending on the size of the garden but also raises awareness about various environmental opportunities such as sun, rain, water supply and sewage treatment. Whenever the whole affair is handled in a completely organic manner, you will see more colors related to the environment. In particular, students gain an understanding of how the environment around us works, how it behaves, and how to keep it good.


In this way eco-friendly farming or gardening can teach students many more things. Solar electricity and its benefits can be learned by using pumps that work with sunlight to pump water. As well as setting up a plant that makes biogas from their kitchen and toilet waste, they know how the whole process is to turn the materials into waste in the environment … how to utilize this changed waste without leaving it. Making organic fertilizers through the longer vermicomposting technique makes it even more clear how useful the waste is.

This will enable students to have a better understanding of the environment and learn how to utilize the natural resources in the environment as well as understand the life cycles of plants and animals.


Nutrition gardens can grow a wide variety of vegetables, leafy vegetables, beets, legumes & legumes, fruit trees as well as a variety of medicinal plants. They are …

Beets – Many beet varieties such as potatoes, carrots and beetroot provide carbohydrates and are high in energy and vitamins. However, they contain less protein than most cereals. These can be increased according to the seasons. These can be easily mixed with the rest of the vegetables while the rest is cooked.

Legumes & Pulses – Foods like peas, beans, soybeans, and chickpeas are high in protein.

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