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Partnering to Cultivate 5 A Day via School Gardens

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67130
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00325
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KLEIN BUENDEL, INC.
1667 Cole Blvd, Ste 225 GOLDEN, CO 80401-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Partnering to Cultivate 5 A Day via School Gardens
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2004-33610-14316
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

Establishing healthy eating behaviors early in childhood can play a major role in delaying or preventing the onset of obesity and chronic disease in adulthood. The 5 A Day for Better Health Program offers unique opportunities to encourage children to consume 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Through partnerships with schools and local community groups, many channels to promote the 5 A Day message exist; however, attempts to change environmental factors such as access to vegetables and fruits, requires an innovative approach to intervention. School or school-based community gardening efforts have great potential to expose children to a wealth of opportunities for access, learning, and behavior change. In this Phase I project, Klein Buendel will partner with The Produce for Better Health Foundation, Slow Food USA, Cooperative Extension, school districts and teachers to determine the feasibility of developing a school gardening curriculum to increase physical activity for children and intake of 5 A Day foods for better health. Grow Your Way to 5 A Day will be designed with a theoretical framework to motivate fruit and vegetable consumption, meet national education standards, and be easily implementable by classroom teachers or community gardening groups through the elementary school environment.

Principal Investigator:

Lee Stiffler-Meyer
7202166680
lstiffler-meyer@kleinbuendel.com

Business Contact:

Mary K. Buller
President
7202166672
mbuller@kleinbuendel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Klein Buendel, Inc.
14023 Denver W. Pkwy; Ste. 190 Golden, CO 80401

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No