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New research to be presented at Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Studies include school gardens, NYC nutrition education programs, community supported agriculture, a science-based nutrition curriculum and wellness policy, an online nutrition game and more.
Our faculty, staff and students will be at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior's annual conference this week, sharing exciting new research. Faculty Director Dr. Isobel Contento will also be featured on an expert panel, speaking about "Nutrition Education as a Local and Global Issue: Practices, Priorities, Partnerships & Lessons Learned."

Student work includes the first look at an in-depth exploration of NYC school gardens, a study on nutrition education programs in NYC schools, and research on how families come to "own" vegetables like kale and kohlrabi through the experience of joining a community supported agriculture program. Several students and faculty will be revealing facets of a USDA-funded intervention, Food, Health & Choices, including development of the innovative sicence-based 5th grade curriculum, parent engagement and student outcomes.

PDFs of posters can be found below:

Characteristics of Active New York City School Gardens According to the School Garden Integration Framework

Gateway to Green: The Family Experience of Community Supported Agriculture

Barriers to Implementing Nutrition Education in Schools: Perspectives from Key Stakeholders

Tipping Point Vegetables: “Owning” Kale and Kohlrabi  (no poster, oral abstract)

Food, Health & Choices posters (USDA AFRI-funded intervention):

Reducing Childhood Obesity: An Innovative Curriculum with Wellness Policy Support

Fifth-graders Post-Intervention Meal and Beverage Patterns

Using Focus Group Data to Determine Effective Family Supports

Importance of Formative Evaluation to Create a Well-delivered and Well-received Intervention

A Retrospective Evaluation of Changes in Energy Balance Related Behaviors

Teacher Engagement Related to Student Reception in Curriculum Intervention, but Not Wellness

Parent Awareness of the Program, Beliefs about Nutrition Education, and Family Behaviors

Published Friday, Jun. 27, 2014