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Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Community Gardens and Local Food Procurement - Exploring Impact on Physical Activity and Nutrition for Obesity Prevention

Food Systems & Local Food This US-based evidence summary explores the literature on community gardens and local food procurement in relation to nutrition, physical activity, and body weight. Findings from this synthesis indicate that community gardens and local procurement programs, policies, and initiatives have the potential to result in positive impacts related to nutrition, such as improved attitudes and asking behaviors, and increased fruit and vegetable consumption.
Author:
POWER UP!
Category:
Evidence Summary
Topics:
Food Systems & Local Food
Setting:
Children's Service/Child Care, School, Long-term Care, Cafeteria/Canteen, Recreation Center, Community-at-large, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Farmers Market, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, Food Bank
Age:
Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)
Language:
English
Jurisdiction:
Local/Municipal/Regional