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Evaluation Tools & Reports
NationalBearing Fruit: Farm to School Program Evaluation Resources & Recommendations Anupama Joshi & Andrea Misako Azuma
Wed, Apr 15th, 2009
Released in Spring 2009, Bearing Fruit is a comprehensive guide to Farm to School program evaluation with highlights of the overall impacts of farm to school for stakeholders- teachers, food service, farmers, parents, policy makers, and community - providing excellent resources and tools to incorporate when assessing a program. Hard copies are available for the cost of shipping by contacting Anupama Joshi at email@example.com
Setting the Record Straight: Nutritionists Define Healthful Food Strategic Alliance and Prevention Institute
Thu, Dec 1st, -0001
Setting the Record Straight, puts forth a definition of healthful food that looks beyond nutrients to acknowledge that truly healthful food comes from a food system where food is produced, processed, transported, and marketed in ways that are environmentally sound, sustainable and just.
Farm to School Evaluation Toolkit UNC/NFSN
Thu, Jul 7th, 2011
As Farm to School programs develop, there is a need to create a strong evidence base for these efforts to strengthen programs, practices, and policies. NFSN worked with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to develop this evaluation toolkit.
School Lunch Recall UNC-CH Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Wed, Jan 12th, 2011
The School Lunch Recall (SLR) was developed to evaluate the dietary impact of farm to school programs on fruit and vegetable consumption during school lunch in elementary schools. It is a valid and efficient tool to capture what children eat at school from the school-provided meal.
UNC Research Summaries UNC/NFSN
Fri, May 13th, 2011
These four one-page documents summarize the research done as part of a coordinated Farm to School program evaluation at four sites (Riverside,CA; Springfield, OR; Saratoga Springs, NY and Union 74, ME). Supported by the National Farm to School Network; conducted by the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
AlaskaAlaska's Farm to School Program: Preparing the Ground Sylvan Robb, Senior Consultant for the Alaska Division of Agriculture
Wed, Feb 1st, 2012
This report details the process evaluation of the first year of Alaskaís Farm to School Program. The goal of the process evaluation was to determine if the AFTSP was meeting the expectations of the stakeholders and whether it was being established in a way that would ensure success of program goals outlined in the strategic plan.
ArizonaArizona Farm to School Program Report 2012 Arizona Department of Education
Thu, Mar 1st, 2012
This report is a summary of Arizona Department of Education's Health and Nutrition Servicesí annual Farm to School Program survey that was distributed to food service directors in 500 districts in March 2012.
CaliforniaA Growing Movement: A Decade of Farm to School in California Anupama Joshi and Moira Beery
Mon, Oct 1st, 2007
A Growing Movement: A Decade of Farm to School in California is a brand new resource from the California Farm to School Program at the Center for Food & Justice. The farm to school movement began in California more than 10 years ago. This report tells the story of work undertaken by farm to school proponents in California and chronicles the emergence of the program, and the impacts it has had on students, farmers, and communities around the state.
District of ColumbiaHealthy Schools Annual Report OSSE
Sat, Jun 30th, 2012
In compliance with the Health Schools Act, the Office of the State Superintendent released a report on the state of farm to school initiatives and school garden efforts for the 2012 fiscal year.
IllinoisReport of the Illinois Farm to School Survey Results Prepared by the Masterís Program in Learning & Organizational Change at Northwestern University
Fri, Oct 1st, 2010
This survey is the result of collaboration between the Illinois Farm to School network and the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) program at Northwestern University. The survey was created to gather information that would assist Illinois Farm to School with the activation of new state legislation -- the Illinois Food, Farms, and Jobs Act -- which was signed into law in August 2009. This legislation established a goal of sourcing 10% of the food served in "state-funded institutions" from farms within the state of Illinois by 2020. The survey was distributed state wide and specifically sought to gather information from parents of K-12 school children, principals, teachers, food service directors/managers, superintendents and farmers.
MissouriMissouri Farm to School: Survey Results Bill McKelvey
Wed, Dec 1st, 2010
This publication highlights the results of a farm to school survey conducted with K-12 food service directors in Missouri.
New Mexico2007 Farm to School Survey Le Adams, Jimmy Purvis
Sat, May 5th, 2007
New YorkNew York State Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Distribution Project NY Farms!
Sun, Jan 1st, 2006
OklahomaThe Oklahoma Farm-to-School Report, Including the Oklahoma Institutional Food Service Survey Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, & D
Wed, Jan 1st, 2003
The Oklahoma Food Policy Council is a joint project of the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry and Drake University, in partnership with the USDA Risk Management Agency.
VermontImpact Assessment of Vermont Farm2School Program - Executive Summary John Ryan
Sat, Apr 1st, 2006
The driving goal in the Farm2School initiative is to promote healthier children and a healthier Vermont food system. Buying more fresh local produce should be seen as a means to achieving those goals. In the short-term, the capacity of the food system to increase purchases of Vermont products is limited. At whatever level of purchase, the value of buying fresh local food is greatly enhanced by the direct connection of healthy eating with a place-based nutritional and agricultural curriculum. Student participation in discovering, growing, recipe-making, cooking, and tasting these foods represents the crucial link that drives real change in eating habits. Local school food purchases alone will not change basic nutritional values nor will it serve to secure the future of local agriculture in Vermont. Vermont agriculture's self-interest in this effort is a long-term one: their participation will develop the connection with and loyalty of the next generation of healthier-eating, Vermont consumers.
Impact Assessment of Vermont Farm2School Program - Final Report John Ryan
Sat, Apr 1st, 2006
The analysis begins by asking a number of questions: How much Vermont farm produce and dairy product does the Vermont school food program currently purchase? What key challenges stand in the way of increasing Vermont food purchases and local Farm2School Partnerships? What actions would increase the likelihood of overcoming the challenges to reaching increased levels of activity? What represents a realistic increase in the level of Vermont farm purchases over the next five years? What represents a realistic increase in the number of local Farm2School partnerships over the next several years? What impacts would those actions have on key participants in the school food system, including farmers, school food workers, food distributors, local and state governments, parents and children?
VirginiaVirginia Farm-to-School Work Group Summary
Tue, Jun 1st, 2010
Farm to School Task Force Report
Fri, Dec 1st, 2006
Results of Focus Groups and Interviews with Virginia Farm to School Program Stakeholders Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Extension Education
Mon, Oct 1st, 2012
Includes results from focus groups and interviews with School Nutrition Directors, Specialty Crop Farmers, and Food Distributors.
Results of the 2011 Virginia Farm to School Program Survey of School Nutrition Directors Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Extension Education
Mon, Oct 1st, 2012
WisconsinWisconsin Farm to School: One Year Evaluation Report UW-Madison Wisconsin Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes
Sun, Jan 1st, 2012
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researched and reported on the effects of Wisconsinís Farm to School programs on student attitudes, knowledge, behaviors and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables
Dishing up Local Food on Wisconsin Campuses (Research Brief #55) Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Sun, Jan 1st, 2012
The brief studies strategies for buying fresh and local on college and university campuses across the state. The study includes a consideration of campus size and price in their effect on farm to school programs.
Farm-to-school Program Provides Learning Experience (Research Brief #74) Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Thu, Feb 1st, 2007
The brief examines challenges to nutrition education and healthy food consumption. The study considers cultural indicators as well as structural (e.g., food service capacity), and fiscal ones as well.