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Community Gardens and Local Food Procurement – Exploring Impact on Physical Activity and Nutrition for Obesity Prevention

This US-based evidence summary explores the literature on community gardens and local food procurement in relation to nutrition, physical activity, and body weight. Findings from this synthesis indicate that community gardens and local procurement programs, policies, and initiatives have the potential to result in positive impacts related to nutrition, such as improved attitudes and asking behaviors, and increased fruit and vegetable consumption.

Resource Information

Date

April 1, 2016

Author

Power Up!

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Community Garden, Community Kitchen, Community-at-large, Farmers Market, Food Bank, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Systems & Local Food, Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight | Obesity, Physical Activity

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional

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