Partnering to Cultivate 5 A Day via School Gardens

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2004-33610-14316
Award Id:
67130
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00325
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
14023 Denver W. Pkwy; Ste. 190, Golden, CO, 80401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
LeeStiffler-Meyer
(720) 216-6680
lstiffler-meyer@kleinbuendel.com
Business Contact:
MaryBuller
President
(720) 216-6672
mbuller@kleinbuendel.com
Research Institute:
n/a
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.

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