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ERIC Number: EJ1141913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-5676
Impact of a Farm Stand on Fruit and Vegetable Preferences, Self-Efficacy, and Availability at Home among Students from a Low-Income School
Medina, Xotchil; Giampaoli, Joan; Goto, Keiko; Hart, Shelley
Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, v41 n1 Spr 2017
Bi-monthly farm stands utilizing Harvest of the Month (HOTM) produce with cooking demonstrations and recipe tastings were made available to students, teachers, and the community at a low-income school in the western United States. A hedonic tasting chart was displayed at all farm stands, and participants were encouraged to rate the tastings. Pre-post surveys were administered to 4th to 8th grade students following the farm stands to assess changes in fruit and vegetable preferences, self-efficacy, and availability at home. Data were summarized using descriptive statistics and analyzed using an independent t test. Students frequented the farm stand more than families and the community and stated they would use the farm stand more if it were readily available. The farm stand did not have a statistically significant effect on fruit and vegetable preferences, self-efficacy, or availability at home among students. Future farm stand projects may benefit by offering a wider variety of produce on a weekly basis, providing students hands-on interactions in selecting and preparing produce, and making the farm stand more accessible to families and the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A