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dc.contributor.authorRose, Antwanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T19:36:30Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-18T19:36:30Zen
dc.date.issued2012-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/51515en
dc.description.abstractThe lack of fresh local food production impacts our diet and health. The obesity epidemic indicates that our national food system may not adequately address human health needs. Empowering youth with the knowledge of home food production and consumption is one step to enable them to develop good decision making skills that could help improve health outcomes overtime. This project report illustrates the creation and implementation of a Farm to Table 4-H youth development program. The overall goal of this program was to introduce youth participants to the way food can be produced and consumed from farm to table using local resources and services. By doing so youth learn how the Virginia agriculture system works and how they can produce and consume fresh, nutritious food safely. The activities within this program have been developed specifically to allow youth hands-on learning experiences while supporting in-class work. Teachers participating in this program have been empowered to change their approach to classroom lessons and instill positive change in youth. The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Master Gardeners are adult volunteers specializing in all aspects of horticulture and they volunteer their time to serve the local community, offering communication, education and fellowship. The Master Gardeners can be valuable program partners in the Farm to Table Program. The Farm to Table program, a program designed to emphasize the importance of growing and eating fresh, local foods is designed to be replicated in any school division from rural or urban areas. Given the opportunity, this program can become an integrated part of the spring school year.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectlocal foodsen
dc.subject4-H youth developmenten
dc.subjectfarm-to-table programsen
dc.subjectmaster gardenersen
dc.subjectvolunteersen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.subjectoutreachen
dc.titleExploratory Study of Participants Farm to Table: A Pathway to Fresh Fruits and Vegetablesen
dc.typeMaster's projecten
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural, Leadership, and Community Educationen
dc.description.degreeMALSen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural and Life Sciencesen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation and Leadership Studiesen
dc.contributor.committeechairNiewolny, Kimberly L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberJamison, Kathleenen
dc.contributor.committeememberCalhoun, Brianen
dc.contributor.committeememberAnderson, James C. IIen


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