Evaluation of FoodCorps Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Program

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

FoodCorps members will each provide at least 10 hours of garden-enhanced nutrition education to a cumulative total of at least 12,133 children and youth in a cumulative total of at least 135 schools during the 2011-2012 service year. At least 85% of selected schools will represent student populations where 50% or more receive free or reduced-price meals. FoodCorps will conduct an assessment of a sampling of the population that each of the FoodCorps members serve: approximately 2,768 children. After being trained in providing garden-enhanced nutrition education, FoodCorps members will provide education experiences that provide children and youth at least 4 hands-on opportunities to plant, tend, harvest, prepare or consume fresh food. A pre- and post-intervention survey will be used to assess student attitudes towards consumption of fruits and vegetables.

FUNDING

  • Food Corps & Blue Cross Blue Shield, October 10, 2011- September 30, 2012

KEY CONTACTS

Principal Investigator: Ziya Gizlice, PhD
ziya_gizlice@unc.edu
(919) 966-6040