The purpose of Growing Connections, Festival of Fun is to educate the community about the connections between food, health and nature. Research indicates that early positive experiences with food lead to healthier eating habits. Our nutrition activities will include tasting stations and nutrition education games. Children and their families participate in hands-on-activities that introduce them to gardening, healthy foods and nutrition, physical activity and nearby nature experiences. Children will visit stations and activities at their own pace. They may spend 5 to 20 minutes at a station. There will be community resource stations for adults. Activities usually run the duration of the event or may be at scheduled times.