Evaluating on-site learning gardens in early childhood education

Investigator: Claudia Chaufan, MD, PhD
Sponsor: American Sociological Association, The

Location(s): United States


Nutritional practices develop over the life course. Developing healthy habits at an early age can contribute to combating increasing child obesity rates. Through a range of activities that rely on the presence of an on-site food garden, North Bay Children's Center (NBCC), an early childhood education program, has enacted a "culture of health" into all aspects of the curriculum to promote healthy eating practices among children, families, teachers and staff.