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School Food Learning Lab in Saint Paul, Minnesota: A Case Study of Procurement Change in Action

by School Food FOCUS | 1-Apr-2011

As the first of three pilot projects, Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) joined the Learning Lab in fall 2008 along with its district partner, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Together, they identified four procurement change goals: (1) milk produced without artificial growth hormones and lower in added sugar content, (2) more fresh local produce, (3) whole grain hamburger and hot dog buns, and (4) local and sustainably produced poultry.

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Validation of the School Lunch Recall Questionnaire to capture School Lunch Intake of Third- to Fifth-Grade Students

by Paxton AE, Baxter SD, Fleming P, Ammerman A | 21-Feb-2011

Children’s dietary intake is a key variable in evaluations of school-based interventions. Current methods for assessing children’s intake, such as 24-hour recalls and meal observations, are time- and resource-intensive. As part of a study to evaluate the impact of farm-to-school programs, the school lunch recall was developed from a need for a valid and efficient tool to assess school lunch intake among large samples of children.

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Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide

by Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection | 1-Jan-2011

The Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide is intended as a resource for farmers and producers. It provides some of the opportunities one can use to market one's food products. One will learn from those who pioneered innovative production and marketing approaches.

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Farm to School: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography

by USDA National Agriculture Library | 1-Jan-2011

As a part of the USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative, this working bibliography was developed with two goals in mind. The first aim was to document existing research and resources on Farm to School and Farm to Institution efforts around the Nation. The second aim was to help identify research gaps for this topic. Understanding what is known and what still needs to be known about Farm to School may foster future research that will eventually facilitate the growth of sustainable food production and local food consumption.

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Connecting classrooms, cafeterias and communities: promising practices of farm to school

by VT FEED | 1-Jan-2011

n 2010 an evaluation project was launched to investigate the impact of Farm to School (FTS) programming in Vermont on student fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption. Evaluators sought to better understand the relationships between two complex systems of variables: The 3C (classroom, cafeteria, community) model of FTS, and the environmental, behavioral, and personal variables related to children’s fruit and vegetable consumption.

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The Impact of Seven Cents

by Ecotrust | 1-Jan-2011

What if schools had an additional $.07 per meal to spend on buying local foods for the lunch line? During the 2008-2009 school year, researchers at Ecotrust set out to answer this question, placing particular emphasis on evaluating the economic effects of increased procurement of local foods.

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The impact of nutrition education with and without a school garden on knowledge, vegetable intake and preferences and quality of school life among primary-school students

by Morgan P.J., Warren J.M., Lubans D.R., Saunders K.L., Quick G.I., Collins C.E. | 13-Nov-2010

This study investigated the impact of school garden-enhanced nutrition education (NE) on children's fruit and vegetable consumption, vegetable preferences, fruit and vegetable knowledge and quality of school life.

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Changing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior in Relation to Food: An Evaluation of the School Lunch Initiative

by The School Lunch Initiatvie (Chez Panisse) | 1-Sep-2010

The evaluation compared fourth- and fifth-grade students over three years from elementary and middle schools with highly developed School Lunch Initiative components to students at schools with lesser-developed School Lunch Initiative components. Schools with highly developed School Lunch Initiative components had more exposure to cooking and garden classes and made greater attempts to integrate all the components. The report describes the main findings.

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Michigan Good Food Charter

by C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State University, the Food Bank Council of Michigan, and the Michigan Food Policy Council | 1-Jun-2010

The Michigan Good Food Charter presents a vision for Michigan’s food and agriculture system to advance its current contribution to the economy, protect our natural resource base, improve our residents’ health and help generations of Michigan youth to thrive. The charter outlines a sequence of steps to take over the next decade to move Michigan in this direction.

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