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Going Local: Paths to Success for Farm to School Programs

by Anupama Joshi, Marion Kalb, Moira Beery | 20-Aug-2001

A resource from the National Farm to School Program, Center for Food and Justice, Occidental College and the Community Food Security Coalition. With case studies from eight states - California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Oregon, the publication provides a snapshot of the diverse ways in which farm to school is making a difference nationwide.

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School gardens: Can a hands-on teaching tool affect students’ attitudes and behaviors regarding fruit and vegetables?

by Lineberger S.E., Zajicek J.M. | 1-Jul-2000

The objectives of this research project were to 1) develop a garden activity guide to help teachers integrate nutrition education, specifically as it relates to fruit and vegetables, into their curricula, 2) evaluate whether students developed more positive attitudes towards fruit and vegetables by participating in the garden program, and 3) evaluate whether students developed better nutritional behavior by eating more fruit and vegetables after participating in the garden program.

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Master gardener classroom garden project: An evaluation of the benefits to children

by Alexander J., North M.W., Hendren D.K. | 1-Jun-1995

The Master Gardener Classroom Garden Project provides inner-city elementary school children in the San Antonio Independent School District with an experiential way of learning about horticulture, gardening, themselves, and their relationships with their peers. Qualitative interviews indicate that participation in the gardening project had many positive effects on the children.

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Growing foods for growing minds: Integrating gardening and nutrition education into the total curriculum

by Canaris I. | 1-Jun-1995

Describes activities a public school class of 40 children in grades 1 through 4 at Westminster, Vermont, participated in during an integrated curriculum encouraging hands-on, inquiry-based learning in a cooperative setting. The activities revolved around a snack garden whose original purpose was to improve nutrition and nutritional awareness.

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Environmental Personality in School-Age Children: Development and Application of the "Children's Environmental Response Inventory."

by Bunting, Trudi E.; Cousins, Lawrence R. | 1-Oct-1983

Reports on the development and psychometric attributes of an instrument testing values, attitudes, and predispositions toward the external environment. Also discusses variations in grade, sex, geographic residence of children (9-16 years old) in association with differences in environmental personality as measured by the instrument.

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