Rachela, my 5-year old daughter, has already participated in four full tomato growing seasons. She simply ate them off the vine when she was two but now she is actively involved in all the stages of
planting and growing the tomatoes. She's very punctual about watering , knows not to pick the green ones, and blesses the plants with a daily prayer "to make tomato feel better". She also likes to watch the bees and butterflies visit the tomato flowers. Rachela shares her harvest with her classmates when they come over for weekly "tomato picking picnics". Nobody's said no to eating them yet. Using the Sun Gold Cherry Tomato allows us to share the bounty without worrying about running out of ripe, sweet tomatoes.
TL;DR: Growing some of their own food provides children with confidence that is unbeatable.