City Schoolyard Garden Project LOI 2014

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Unformatted text preview: 1 See City of Charlottesville Supplemental Nutrition Program - http://www.charlottesville.org/index.aspx?page=2744, as well as 2 Awareness of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Has Improved Only Moderately Over a Decade, http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/10/1860.abstract 3 Families whose annual income is 185% or less of the federal poverty level – $23,050 for a family of four – are eligible to receive free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program. 4 Obesity and Overweight in Charlottesville and Albemarle, Community Action on Obesity, http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/actiononobesitytest/our-community/obesity-and-overweight-in-charlottesville-albemarle/ P.O. Box 5282 Charlottesville, Virginia 22905 www.cityschoolyardgarden.org are more likely to eat them.5 By helping students to develop healthier eating habits earlier in life, investing in school- based gardening programs such as CSG has the potential to pay dividends for years beyond students’ immediate involvement. Additionally, a 1999 study by the California Department of Education on the efficacy of environment- based education found that 77 percent of...
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