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Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009
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Joshi F2 C Impacts Portland Mar 2009

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Anupama Joshi - presentation from workshop titled ' What Does Farm to School Research Tell Us? Making Fact-Based Claims

Anupama Joshi - presentation from workshop titled ' What Does Farm to School Research Tell Us? Making Fact-Based Claims

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    • 1. What Does Farm to School Research Tell Us? Making Fact-Based Claims Anupama Joshi National Farm to School Network 4 th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference Portland, March 2009
    • 2. Farm to School Impacts
      • Students
      • Teachers
      • Parents
    • 3. Student Knowledge
      • Increase in student knowledge about:
        • nutrition
        • health
        • local foods
        • source of foods
        • seasonality
        • sustainable agriculture
        • environment, eco-systems
        • gardening
      Photo by Emily Hart Photography
    • 4. The Kindergarten Initiative The Food Trust, PA
    • 5. Fresh from the Farm Seven Generations Ahead, IL Correct responses (%) on knowledge about local foods grown in the region
    • 6. Students - Positive Attitudes
      • Self-reported data from Lozano Elementary School, Spring 2006
      • Fresh from the Farm, Seven Generations Ahead, IL
      I try to run everyday I grab fruit juice instead of soda after playing outside with friends I told my mom not to buy Coke I stopped drinking root beer with high fructose corn syrup
    • 7. Students-Positive Attitudes
      • Preference for farm to school lunch (Abernethy Elementary, OR : 44% of students interviewed)
      • Willingness to try new foods (MI, VT)
      • Changes in perceptions about fast food (VT)
    • 8. Student Dietary Behaviors
    • 9. Student Dietary Behaviors
        • Among salad bar programs, fruit & vegetable consumption increased from 25 to 84%
        • Average school meal participation increased 9%
    • 10. Los Angeles USD Pre-Post dietary behaviors
    • 11. Teacher Impacts
      • Increased participation in school meals
      • (6 to 133 lunches per month, CA)
      • Self reported improvement in diets (71% in VT program)
    • 12. Teacher Impacts
      • Overall satisfaction with classroom education and learning activities
    • 13. Parent Impacts – Chicago, IL
      • Increased awareness about the need for kids to eat required amounts of fruits and vegetables (78%)
      • Interest in modifying grocery shopping patterns and cooking at home to include healthier, local options
      • Appreciate the importance of healthy diets and buying “locally” (97%)
    • 14. Parent Impacts - Burlington, VT
      • Willingness to pay more for school lunches made from local foods (45%)
      • Belief that local foods curriculum will impacts childrens’ eating habits in the long run (97%)
      • Self reported changes in diets (32%)
    • 15. National Farm to School Network Research & Evaluation Efforts
      • Four sites –
        • Springfield, OR
        • Riverside, CA
        • Saratoga Springs, NY
        • Lincoln County, ME
      • School Lunch Recall (validated tool)
      • Evaluation Toolkit
    • 16. Farm to School & School Garden Research Consortium
      • Short Course on Research and Evaluation
      • Information sharing through website www.farmtoschool.org
      • NING site http://datadorksunite.ning.com
      • Sharing tools and resources
      • Match-making researchers with projects
      • Research coordination function
    • 17.
      • Contact:
      • Anupama Joshi
      • National Farm to School Network
      • 323-341 5095
      • [email_address]
      • www.farmtoschool.org

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