If kids grow kale, kids eat kale. If they grow tomatoes, they eat tomatoes. But when none of this is presented to them, if they're not shown how food affects the mind and the body, they blindly eat whatever you put in front of them.

Ron Finley

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Source: "A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA." TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from "guerrilla gardener" Ron Finley's 2013 TED Talk about the gardening program he started in the unlikely community of South Central Los Angeles. The quote means that the reason many children don't eat healthfully isn't because they don't want to -- it's because they are not presented with healthy food options. Says Finley, if kids are given the opportunity to grow fresh food themselves and learn about how this food affects them, they will eat this food. Watch the full TED Talk here: Ron Finley - A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA