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Growing minds: The effect of a school gardening program on the science achievement of elementary students

by Klemmer C.D., Waliczek T.M., Zajicek J.M. | 1-Jul-2005

Science achievement of third, fourth, and fifth grade elementary students was studied using a sample of 647 students from seven elementary schools in Temple, Texas. Students in the experimental group participated in school gardening activities as part of their science curriculum in addition to using traditional classroom-based methods.

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Reliability and validity of a questionnaire to measure personal, social and environmental correlates of fruit and vegetable intake in 10-11-year-old children in five European countries.

by De Bourdeaudhuij I, Klepp KI, Due P, Rodrigo CP, de Almeida M, Wind M, Krølner R, Sandvik C, Brug J. | 1-Apr-2005

The questionnaire provides a reliable, valid and easy-to-administer tool for assessing personal, social and environmental factors of potential influence on fruit and vegetable intake in 10-11-year-olds.

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Farm-to-School: Strategies for Urban Health, Combating Sprawl, and Establishing a Community Food Systems Approach

by Vallianatos M., Gottlieb R., Haase M. | 1-Jan-2004

Farm-to-school is a new, innovative strategy with multiple planning-related objectives. The article evaluates the significance of farm-to-school in relation to improving the health and nutrition of school-age children, particularly low-income youth; strengthening the capacity of local farmers, particularly those engaged in sustainable practices; adding to the toolkit of strategies designed to contain and ultimately reduce sprawl-inducing developments by helping preserve farmland; and helping establish a community food systems approach no longer entirely dependent on the global food system that has come to dominate food growing, processing, distribution, and consumption patterns around the world.

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The Crunch Lunch Manual: A case study of the Davis Joint Unified School District Farmers Market Salad Bar Pilot Program and a fiscal analysis model

by Brillinger R., Ohmart J., Feenstra G. | 1-Mar-2003

This handbook focuses specifically on the salad bar component of the Davis Farm-to-School program. Although each district has unique characteristics and needs, many of the lessons learned in the Davis Farmers Market Salad Bar pilot project will apply throughout the region and beyond. Alternative programs and modifications to this model are offered at the end of the section on implementation, and much of the information in this manual is relevant to other farm-to-school projects that intersect with school food services operations.

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A Salad Bar Featuring Organic Choices: Revitalizing the School Lunch Program

by Flock P., Petra C., Ruddy V., Peterangelo J. | 01-Jan-2003

In Olympia, WA a new program was gaining momentum in revitalizing school lunches.The Olympia School District’s Organic Choices program was inspired by the growing national Farm-to-School movement, and was concentrated on supporting local and organic agriculture. In the first year of the program, 5 local elementary schools added organic salad bars and locally grown produce to their menus.

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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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