The Edible Schoolyard Project had the chance to speak with two food advocates, Ron Finley and Stephen Ritz, who are changing their communities and challenging our current food system by growing healthy minds and healthy bodies.
The Benefits of Edible Education: Literature Summaries
The following is a list of academic studies examining the positive impacts of school gardens, farm-to-school programs and school cooking programs on students (with a focus on school garden programs). For each study there is (1) a full citation, with a link where possible; (2) a summary of study parameters; (3) a summary of the findings; and (4) a list of tags for the study to facilitate use of this list. The tags focus on the benefits of school gardens, and include the following: Academic Performance, Agricultural Interest/Knowledge, Attitudes Towards Fruits/Vegetables, Attitudes Towards Math, Attitudes Towards School, Attitudes Towards Science, Environmental Attitudes/Awareness, Fruit/Vegetable Consumption, Fruit/Vegetable Exposure, Fruit/Vegetable Preferences, Life Skills, Nutrition Knowledge, Obesity/Overweight, Preferences for Fruit/Vegetables, Student Activity Levels/Sedentary Behavior, Science Knowledge, Student Behavior, Student Satisfaction, Vegetable Identification, Willingness to Taste Vegetables.
Curated list of studies by Zoe Loftus-Farren.