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We hope to see you for the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Austin, Texas from April 15-18, 2014. This year features many Farm to Preschool activities such as a dedicated workshop track, a field trip to a preschool, an open house/happy hour and poster sessions. See the Farm to Cafeteria conference website for more details. This year features a Farm to Preschool track, a field trip to a preschool, and an open house/happy hour.
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Institute of Medicine: Committee on Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children
Farm to Child Care: Opportunities and Challenges for Connecting Young Children with Local Foods and Farmers
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
California Department of Education and California Health and Human Services Agency
2009 State by State fact sheet from the CDC
Maps showing obesity prevalence by state
Selected Standards from Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University
Preventing Obesity Among Preschool Children: How Can Child-care Settings Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity?
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research and Active Living Research Programs
As a part of the USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative, the National Agricultural Library developed this working bibliography to document existing research and resources on Farm to School and Farm to Institution efforts around the Nation.
Hedberg, A., et al. (2009).
PLANT gardens: Preschoolers learn about nutrition through gardens curriculum development and pre-testing. J Am Diet Assoc., A-47.
Hughes, J.L. (2007).
Creating a farm and food learning box curriculum for preschool-aged children and their families. J of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 39(3), 171-172.
Kalich, K. (2008).
Early Sprouts: Gardening and nutrition experience for the young child. J Am Diet Assoc., A-53.
Larson, N., Ward, D.S., Neelon, S.B., Story, M. (2011).
What role can child-care settings play in obesity prevention? A review of the evidence and call for research efforts.
J Am Diet Assoc.,111(9),1343-62.
Nanney, M.S., Sheldon, J., Elliot, M., & Haire-Joshu, D. (2007).
Frequency of eating homegrown produce is associated with higher intake among parents and their preschool-aged children in rural Missouri. J Am Diet Assoc., 107(4), 577-84.
Nicklas, T.A., Baranowski, T., et al. (2001).
Family and child-care provider influences on preschool children's fruit, juice, and vegetable consumption. Nutrition Reviews, 59(7), 224-235.
Olstad, D.L., & McCargar, L. (2009).
Prevention of overweight and obesity in children under the age of 6 years. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism, 34(4), 551-570.
Story, M, Kaphingst KM, French S. (2006).
The role of schools in obesity prevention. Future Child. 16(1),109–42.
Farm to Cafeteria Conference - August 2012
Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures, Northeastern University
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
Ecotrust and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Head Start Leadership Institute – October 2011
Farm to Preschool, Occidental College and Common Ground, UC Cooperative Extension
LA Universal Preschool RENEW Garden Workshop – January 2012
Farm to Preschool, Occidental College and Ecotrust
Community Food Security Coalition Conference – November 2011
Duke University Medical Center and Duke Global Health Institute
North Carolina Family Impact Seminar - May 2011
Neighborhood House Association; Children’s Bureau - Wallis Annenberg Child Development Center; Farm to Preschool, Occidental College
CACFP Roundtable Conference – October 2011
United States Department of Agriculture: Economic Research Service - 07/05/2012
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