Type of Thesis
This report explores the current childhood obesity health crises in the United States and the potential solutions of school garden and farm-to-cafeteria lunch programs. The study of school garden and farm-to-cafeteria lunch programs investigates an environmental problem from a health outcomes perspective. Previously published, accredited scientific articles are systematically reviewed to identify both the success and failures of these programs, in addition to defining areas needing greater research. The research and data collected in the systematic review is later used to suggest a set of best practices for school garden and farm-to-cafeteria lunch programs. School garden and farm-to-cafeteria lunch programs offer viable solutions for the obesity epidemic that necessitates a change.
Bernstein, Olivia, "Harvesting Healthier Generations: Improving Childhood Health Through School Gardens and Farm-to-Cafeteria Lunch Programs" (2015). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 824.