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Peer-reviewed Article

School-based gardens can teach kids healthier eating habits


Jennifer Morris, Department of Nutrition
Marilyn Briggs, California Department of Education
Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, Department of Nutrition

publication information

California Agriculture 54(5):40-46. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v054n05p40. September-October 2000.


With kids consuming more high-fat, empty-calorie food and exercising less, nutrition education is needed in schools to promote healthy development and lifelong well-being.

author affiliations

J. Morris was doctoral student in Department of Nutrition, UC Davis; M. Briggs is Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education; S. Zidenberg-Cherr is Nutrition Science Specialist, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis.