City Schoolyard Garden Project LOI 2014

Food justice coalitions providing youth skills and

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Unformatted text preview: students engaged in environment- based education programs—including school gardens—scored higher on standardized tests and had overall higher grade point averages than their peers.6 Moreover, the study found that nutrition programs that are linked to school gardens also improve academic performance. We believe that a robust garden- based, experiential learning program that incorporates health, nutrition and ecological education has enormous potential to impact the academic performance and health of Charlottesville students as well as the long- term conditions that contribute to food security. Food Justice Coalitions Providing youth skills and experiences in food justice is one access point to the complex problems of food insecurity. Another important aspect of the solution lies in developing integrated food systems that embody principles...
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