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Efficacy of farm to school programs for health promotion and obesity prevention 

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: Prevention of Obesity and Related Diseases
: Eva Ringstrom16 10 Oct 2012
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Farm to school programs involve at least one, and often all three of the following activities: (1) Improving access to healthy food in school cafeterias, (2) Engaging students and families in school gardens, and (3) Teaching food and nutrition education in the classroom. As the USDA Farm to School program evolves, additional research is needed to understand the efficacy of and interplay between these three farm to school elements and the role that each plays in improving child nutrition and decreasing childhood obesity, and thus the efficacy of the federal nutrition programs.

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