School Gardens for Healthy Food Engagement
Teaching middle schoolers about agriculture and healthy eating through school gardens
This project aims to foster understanding of agriculture and healthy eating in a group of New York state schoolchildren, by creating a community garden and teaching students how to use the produce that they grow. The research team will work with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders before and after the gardens are built to assess how they feel about produce, what they know about agricultural and environmental issues and what healthy foods they eat.
Topics: Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Food and Agriculture
Robin Dando, Department of Food Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Community partner: Johanna Perrin Middle School, Fairport School District
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.