We are developing a metrics/evaluation framework and evidence-based theory of change for articulating how NYC public school gardens can be a strategy for influencing healthy food seeking, healthy eating, especially in underserved communities.
What are the types of health and social outcomes that the city-wide school gardens initiative can influence through its programs?
BUILT ENVIRONMENT/School Design Entry Point School Gardens
TARGET FACTORS Food Environment, including Teacher/Principal Capacity for Incorporating Gardens into Learning Environment; Parent Awareness; Student Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior
TOOLS Metrics/Evaluation Framework and Evidence-Based Theory of Change
Scale School and Neighborhood
Location NYC – City Wide
Stage Ongoing, to be completed in March 2013