The purpose of this project was to develop a garden-enhanced nutrition curriculum for educators of students in the fourth and fifth grades. The goals of this curriculum were to provide literature related to farm-to-school initiatives, to increase educators’ and students’ knowledge about farm-to-school programs through an evidence-based nutrition education curriculum, and to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among the students.
The curriculum, Let’s Grow!, was created addressing perceived barriers that prevent the implementation of school gardens that may further encourage fruit and vegetable intake in children. Though intended to specifically reach students in Los Angeles, the curriculum may be used outside this urban setting.
The curriculum consists of nutrition lessons and gardening activities relating to topics identified from literature reviews. An expert-review panel reviewed the curriculum, having critiqued the literature, and provided feedback. Evaluation forms for the curriculum were created to assess the overall value of the program.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education, Agricultural education, Nutrition|
|Keywords:||Curriculum, Elementary school, Farm-to-school, Fruits, Gardening, Vegetables|
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