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The Impact of Pesticides on Children's Health: What You Need to Know

Photo of produce in a supermarket. The image is used in a blog post about pesticides in produce and the impact on children

An April, 2024 Consumer Reports study revealed concerning levels of pesticides in various U.S. produce, raising health and safety alarms. The report highlights the presence of banned pesticides and the dangers of “regrettable substitutions” where one harmful pesticide is replaced by another potentially worse. This has led to a rigorous reevaluation of acceptable pesticide limits to better protect consumers, particularly vulnerable populations like children and pregnant individuals.

Photo of children at the Cresthill Academy daycare center. The image is used in a blog post about pesticides in produce and the impact on children

As the visionary leader in early childhood education and care, Cresthill Academy has chosen to serve exclusively organic and/or GMO free foods and ingredients since its founding in 2010 and has always considered the impact of pesticides on children. 


With our current catering partner, Purely Plated Organic, we are proud to distinguish our high level of care and commitment to provide organic, scratch-made meals and snacks for its enrolled children. This collaboration underscores Cresthill Academy’s commitment to offering not only top-tier educational opportunities but also a safe, nutritious dietary environment that supports overall wellness and development.


Cresthill Academy invites parents who value both educational excellence and nutritional health to explore our programs. Tour our facilities and see how enrolling at Cresthill can give your child the best start in life, both academically and nutritionally. Discover more about our approach and offerings by visiting our website or contacting our admissions office directly.


Join us in nurturing the next generation of learners in a safe, enriching environment.

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