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Research and Evaluation

Research shows that Farm to School and school gardens may improve:

  • Access: Increase participation in the school meal program to improve access to nutritious meals.
  • Nutrition: Increase consumption of vegetables and fruits to improve nutrition and health outcomes; Improve knowledge and attitudes about agriculture, food, nutrition and the environment.
  • Environment: Promote environmental stewardship.
  • Equity: Promote food justice by supporting healthy and equitable community food systems.
  • Economy: Support economic development by increasing market opportunities for farmers, ranchers, fishers, local food processors, local food distributors, and food manufacturers.

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