ERIC Number: EJ868199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 2
Improving Nutritional Health in Schools: Gardens in Moldova
Pearson, Joanne M.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v100 n3 p42-43 2008
International activities of FCS professionals take many forms, most often at the grassroots level making a difference in the daily lives of people and their communities, far from their own communities. A 2 1/2-year project, supported by the Monsanto Fund and an International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE) project grant, developed school gardens in nine auxiliary/boarding schools in the Eastern European Republic of Moldova. The objective was to improve the overall health of the students by increasing their consumption of fruits and vegetables. The objective may seem to be a simple one, but there were many components. The steps included preparing the soil; obtaining funds, seeds, plants, and tools; ensuring availability of water; maintaining the garden; harvesting and preserving the produce; preparing the meals; and monitoring the nutritional status. This article highlights the activities of the project in Moldova.
Descriptors: Home Economics, Boarding Schools, Nutrition, Foreign Countries, International Organizations, Gardening, Program Descriptions, Health, Eating Habits, Financial Support, Food Service
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Moldova