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My First Garden

by University of Illinois Extension | 10-Feb-2010

Get ready to make learning about gardens, flowers, vegetables and the principles of horticulture a really fun experience for yourself and for the children you teach. This website is meant for 4th grade students to learn about the beauty of gardens, and the care involved in planning, nurturing and enjoying the benefits of gardening in a variety of spaces and places.

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Food Fun - From Apples to Zucchini

by University of Illinois Extension | 10-Feb-2010

This website has been designed for use by elementary grades, but can be adapted and modified by adding activities and study skills appropriate for that grade level. This program is interdisciplinary and is designed to introduce students to produce they may not be familiar with by talking a little bit about fun facts and nutritional information.

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Farm-to-School in Central Minnesota - Applied Economic Analysis

by Haynes M. | 1-Jan-2010

This study collects data required for a formal analysis of the broader community economic impacts of farm-to-school programs in the Region Five Development District located in Central Minnesota. More specifically, the potential demand for locally produced food products from farm-to-school programs is estimated, and the ability of local farmers to meet that demand is assessed.

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Food for Thought Curriculum

by Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences | 1-Sep-2009

Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences developed the Food for Thought curriculum for high school students. It incorporates reading comprehension and hands-on activities for science, social studies, and language arts, all linked to the state’s educational benchmarks. Most of the activities can be completed during one class period; they are flexible enough to fit into existing lesson plans.

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Action Strategies Toolkit (RWJF)

by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation | 22-Jul-2009

This comprehensive resource includes strategies in 10 policy areas, including supporting farm to school and school garden efforts and local foods, lists of key stakeholders, tips on how to start programs, and examples of policies that states and communities have implemented successfully.

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Bringing Local Food to Local Institutions

by ATTRA | 9-Jul-2009

As the local food movement has gained momentum in the past decade, the number of farm to institution programs across the nation also has grown. This publication offers examples and insight into the farm to institution world. Farmers, food-service managers, and community members can use this publication to gain knowledge and resources about how to begin or expand a farm to institution program.

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A garden pilot project enhances fruit and vegetable consumption among children.

by Heim S, Stang J, Ireland M. | 01-Jul-2009

A 12-week pilot intervention was designed to promote fruit and vegetable intake among 4th to 6th grade children (n=93) attending a YMCA summer camp. Children participated in garden-based activities twice per week. Children reported high levels of enjoyment in the intervention activities. Most children (97.8%) enjoyed taste-testing fruits and vegetables. Children also liked preparing fruit and vegetable snacks (93.4%), working in their garden (95.6%), and learning about fruits and vegetables (91.3%). Impact data suggest that the intervention led to an increase in the number of fruits and vegetables ever eaten (P<0.001), vegetable preferences (P<0.001), and fruit and vegetable asking behavior at home (P<0.002).

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Cooking With Kids

by Cooking with Kids, Inc. | 12-Jun-2009

Cooking with Kids motivates and empowers elementary school students to make healthy food choices. Through hands-on nutrition education activities, kindergarten through 6th grade students explore, prepare, and enjoy fresh, affordable foods from around the world.

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Life Lab

by Life Lab Science Program | 26-May-2009

Since 1979 Life Lab Science Program has supported science and garden-based education through publications, professional development, and innovative programs. This website provides resources (paid and free), videos, activities, and more about garden-based education.

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