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Monday, November 12 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Food Literacy Project: Implementation of Field-to-Fork Afterschool Programs in Elementary Schools

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This research project is an evaluation case study of the Food Literacy Project’s Field-to- Fork Program (FFP) in two elementary schools located in Louisville, KY. The effectiveness of experiential education programs on improving children’s and caregivers’ food literacy, food access and health behaviors were measured. The overall goal of the FFP is to promote healthy lifestyles for the prevention of childhood obesity among children in elementary schools located in low-income Louisville neighborhoods. The intervention is distinctive in using experiential education and fresh fruit/vegetable access programming to directly connect underserved youth and families with fresh foods, the people who grow it, the land, and each other. Ultimately, this project creates a replicable model for addressing childhood obesity and builds a stronger local food system by empowering students and their families to organize and lead in making lasting lifestyle and community change.

Monday November 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Fayette Lecture Room