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Benson, Matthew C. – Journal of Extension, 2014
The study reported here examined Extension professionals' involvement in farm-to-school program activities. Results of an online survey distributed to eight state Extension systems indicate that on average, Extension professionals are involved with one farm to school program activity, with most supporting school or community garden programs.…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Online Surveys, School Community Programs
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Helfrich, Christine M.; Fetsch, Robert J.; Benavente, Janet C. – Journal of Extension, 2011
The prevalence of overweight children and adults has been increasing steadily over the past three decades. Behaviors related to diet and nutrition are often established in early childhood. Toddlers most often develop healthy eating habits through parent modeling. Due to the steady increase in obesity in children, there is a clear need for…
Descriptors: Obesity, Nutrition, Child Rearing, Eating Habits
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Diker, Ann; Walters, Lynn M.; Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie; Baker, Susan S. – Journal of Extension, 2011
Little research has been conducted to examine factors leading to adoption and implementation of nutrition education curricula. Data from two Web-based surveys (n = 313) and 27 interviews were used to explore how Diffusion of Innovations' perceived attributes contributed to adoption and implementation of Cooking with Kids (CWK) food and nutrition…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Cooking Instruction, Internet
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Hermann, Janice; Parker, Stephany; Phelps, Josh; Brown, Barbara – Journal of Extension, 2011
Extension is positioned to provide school-based nutrition education programs as required by the 2004 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act. To enhance program acceptance and sustainability, it is important to consider school administrators' and teachers' interests and preferences regarding nutrition education programming. The project…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Extension Education, Nutrition, Elementary School Teachers