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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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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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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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UNC Evaluation: Two-page summary on Union 74, Maine

by National Farm to School Network and the North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention | 1-May-2010

Focus on Agriculture in Rural Maine Schools (FARMS) is a Farm to School program that connects classrooms, cafeterias, local farms, and communities. FARMS’ primary strategy is to increase access to fresh, local food in schools through direct purchase from local farmers. Initiated by a parent and a staffer from the Lincoln County Economic Development office, the Farm to School program at FARMS began in one Union 74 district school and included classroom taste tests and a Harvest Day Lunch. The program expanded to include additional schools, more regular activities, and the direct purchase of foods from local farmers by individual schools. This two-page summary focuses on the evaluation the grassroots efforts to start a farm to school program.

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UNC Evaluation: Two page summary on Springfield, OR

by National Farm to School Network and the North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention | 1-May-2010

The Willamette Farm and Food Coalition (WFFC) implemented a Farm to School program at three elementary schools in the Springfield School District during 2008-09, consisting of integrated educational activities including Harvest of the Month in the cafeterias, farm field trips, garden sessions, nutrition lessons, tasting tables, and harvest days. All activities were coordinated and overseen by the WFFC Farm to School coordinator. This two-page summary focuses on the evaluation of educational activities.

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UNC Evaluation: Two page summary on Saratoga Springs

by National Farm to School Network and the North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention | 1-May-2010

During the 2008-2009 school year, the school lunch director worked with two local farmers, who sold apples and potatoes to the school district. One farmer also helped with educational activities like field trips to the farm and classroom visits. Processed food items, many of which were very popular, were removed from the cafeteria and replaced with from-scratch items. Over the next two years, the school lunch director tried to include healthier, locally grown foods in the school lunch menu but encountered challenges finding farmers who were interested in submitting bids to sell products to the school district. This two-page summary focuses on the development of a farm to school program and stakeholders' perspectives.

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UNC Evaluation: Two-page summary on RUSD

by National Farm to School Network and the North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention | 1-May-2010

The Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) Farm to School Program takes a comprehensive approach to promoting healthy eating. Its primary component is the Farmers’ Market Salad Bar, a daily salad bar stocked with produce provided by local farmers, and offered year-round as an alternative to the hot lunch meal. The program reaches 24,077 students in the K-6 grades (55% of all students in the district). RUSD’s Nutrition Services is a financially stable operation. This two-page summary focuses on the evaluation of the salad bar program.

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Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit

by National Farm to School Network and the North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention | 1-May-2010

This collection of survey instruments and other evaluation tools can help practitioners assess farm to school outcomes with different participants including students, foodservice staff, foodservice directors, farmers, educators and other stakeholders.

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