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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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  • 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
  • Farm to School Impacts
    • Students
    • Teachers
    • Parents
  • 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
  • The Kindergarten Initiative The Food Trust, PA
  • Fresh from the Farm Seven Generations Ahead, IL Correct responses (%) on knowledge about local foods grown in the region
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Student Dietary Behaviors
  • Student Dietary Behaviors
      • Among salad bar programs, fruit & vegetable consumption increased from 25 to 84%
      • Average school meal participation increased 9%
  • Los Angeles USD Pre-Post dietary behaviors
  • Teacher Impacts
    • Increased participation in school meals
    • (6 to 133 lunches per month, CA)
    • Self reported improvement in diets (71% in VT program)
  • Teacher Impacts
    • Overall satisfaction with classroom education and learning activities
  • 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%)
  • 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%)
  • 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
  • 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
    • Contact:
    • Anupama Joshi
    • National Farm to School Network
    • 323-341 5095
    • [email_address]
    • www.farmtoschool.org