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Developer
The Food Trust.
Year
2016

Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* Serves locally grown, healthy snacks; integrates nutrition and local food/agriculture education into the standard core curriculum; and partners with parents/caregivers. Lessons integrating nutrition and healthy habits were developed to fit Pennsylvania educational standards. Learning how food grows and who grows it in combination with frequent food tastings may help increase fruit and vegetable consumption among young children.

Funding Source
Unknown.
Free Material
Yes
SNAP-Ed Toolkit Classification
Practice-tested
Evidence
  • Pilot Tested
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.