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      Kids learn how to make healthy food fun

      Kids are getting their hands dirty this summer over at South Ottumwa Hy-Vee.

      It??s all about educating them on how to grow their own fruits and vegetables and incorporating them into their diets.

      The Market on Main Project has partnered with South Ottumwa Hy-Vee to put on this educational program.

      Since Market on Main??s construction is not complete, Hy-Vee is putting on the ten-week gardening program with their dietician Debbie Guild at their store teaching them how to grow healthy foods and how they can be tasty.

      ??Research shows, the more kids are hands-on with food the more likely they are to eat it and so this program really gets them hands-on as much as they possibly can be with the food and as you watch a class like this it's really neat to see kids pick up spinach and think it's delicious because they've had a hand in the growing process,?? said Heather Ware, Market on Main Director.

      The class is every Tuesday morning at South Ottumwa Hy-Vee starting at 10:30.

      The children will also be out in the garden when the weather is nice out. On Tuesday morning the kids made their own spinach salad with homemade dressing.