ERIC Number: EJ907948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Reference Count: 17
School Gardens as a Strategy for Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
Oxenham, Erin; King, Amber D.
Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, v34 n1 Spr 2010
School gardens as a form of nutrition education have become widespread. It is well known that children fall short of the daily recommended intake of fruit and vegetables. School-garden based programs show promise as a method of hands-on learning that promotes and increases fruit and vegetable consumption among school-aged children. There is little research, however, specific to the impact of school garden based programs on helping to explain why children choose the foods they do, the barriers to implementation of such programs and the feasibility of utilizing school grown produce in the school meal program. This paper reviews the impact of nutrition education interventions on children's food choices, specifically that of school-based gardens, and provides recommendations for implementation of such programs and areas for further research.
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food, Program Effectiveness, Gardening, Nutrition Instruction, Eating Habits, Intervention, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods, Self Efficacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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