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Growing the Links Between Farms and Schools

by The Center for Rural Pennsylvania | 1-Nov-2008

This guidebook describes various farm to school efforts and activities and shows how they work best when they connect to the needs and capacities of schools and communities. Real-life case studies demonstrate how schools and producers are working together in Pennsylvania to build effective farm to school programs. This guidebook also offers suggestions to both schools and farmers to help avoid common pitfalls.

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Food Access & Distribution Solutions: 5 Strategies for Southern California

by Center for Food and Justice, Occidental College | 23-Jun-2008

Based on the report Fresh Food Distribution Models for the Greater Los Angeles Region: Barriers and Opportunities to Facilitate and Scale Up the Distribution of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, The Center for Food & Justice has developed 5 strategies which attempt to address some fundamental and basic issues with the distribution of locally grown foods.

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A Guidebook to Strategy Evaluation

by Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center (SCIPRC) and UCLA School of Public Health | 1-Jun-2008

This guide, while focused on youth violence prevention, offers a different perspective called “strategy evaluation,” which emphasizes evaluating an overall strategy toward a given outcome, rather than specific program elements.

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Do Farm-to-School Programs Make a Difference? Findings and Future Research Needs

by Joshi A., Azuma A.M., Feenstra G. | 01-Feb-2008

Farm-to-school programs are increasing in number across the United States, yet research and evaluation of programs is limited, with only a few studies published in refereed journals. For this article we reviewed 38 studies and report on 15 studies that met the inclusion criteria. These preliminary findings are related to the impacts of farm-to-school programs on behavior of students, school teachers and administrators, food service, farmers and producers, and parents, as well as knowledge gains and attitudinal changes. Further evaluation and research are needed to improve practice and assist programs in meeting their goals.

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A school salad bar increases frequency of fruit and vegetable consumption among children living in low-income households

by Slusser W.M., Cumberland W.G., Browdy B.L., Lange L., Neumann C. | 10-Dec-2007

This study measured change in fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption among elementary-school children after the introduction of a salad bar programme as a lunch menu option in the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) reimbursable lunch programme in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

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The Effects of School Gardens on Students and Schools: Conceptualization and Considerations for Maximizing Healthy Development

by Ozer E.J. | 1-Dec-2007

This review draws on ecological theory to conceptualize school gardens as systemic interventions with the potential for promoting the health and well-being of individual students in multiple interdependent domains and for strengthening the school environment as a setting for positive youth development. This review (a) summarizes the small literature regarding the impact of school garden curricula on student or school functioning, (b) provides a conceptual framework to guide future inquiry, (c) discusses implications of this conceptualization for practice, and (d) suggests further research needed to better inform practice.

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Local Table

by Local Table, LLC | 15-Nov-2007

Local Table is dedicated to celebrating the small farmers and other folks who bring us homegrown food from Tennessee farms. Our goal is to support a community that celebrates every meal and is thoughtful about where we live and how we eat.

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SchoolFood Plus Evaluation Interim Report Phase 3 School Year 2005-2006

by Market Ventures, Inc., Karp Resources, Center for Health & Public Service Research | 12-Apr-2007

The SchoolFood Plus Initiative is a collaborative, multi-agency effort led by FoodChange and funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to improve the eating habits, health and academic performance of New York City public schoolchildren while strengthening the New York State agricultural economy through the procurement of locally grown foods. This Interim Report comes at the midway point of the planned two-year Phase 3 of the evaluation process, coinciding with School Year 2005-2006.

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