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ERIC Number: EJ1061281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Evaluating Impacts of School-Based Extension Garden Programs from a Child's Perspective
Rodriguez, Mary T.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Odera, Erica; Owens, Courtney; Thompson, Sandra
Journal of Extension, v53 n1 Article 1RIB4 Feb 2015
Minority children and adolescents living in rural areas, below poverty guidelines, are less likely to engage in healthy food choices or a healthy lifestyle, and this contributes to obesity issues. Providing children with the skills and knowledge to lead healthy lives is a way to combat this epidemic. Focus groups were conducted at three Extension school-based gardens to determine participants' perspectives on the impacts of participation. It was determined that Extension school-based gardens provide children with the opportunity to engage in learning about healthy eating and food production, while engaging in activity outside of the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida