Community Gardens Involving Young Children as a Potential Obesity-Prevention Strategy: A Systematic Review to Inform Future Research and Practice
Name of Award
Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities Grant
Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
Teri L. Burgess-Champoux, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences, was awarded a $4,500 Faculty Research & Scholarly Activities grant to pursue a systematic review of community gardens as a prevention strategy for childhood obesity in the United States. Contributing factors to the development of obesity include poor quality diets and inadequate physical activity. The majority of preschool-aged children spend significant amounts of time in non-parental care settings providing a valuable opportunity to impact child health positively. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize the scientific literature about the use of community gardens as a vehicle for increasing FV intake in preschool-aged children enrolled in childcare settings and to identify gaps in the literature that would provide opportunities for future research.
Burgess-Champoux, Teri L., "Community Gardens Involving Young Children as a Potential Obesity-Prevention Strategy: A Systematic Review to Inform Future Research and Practice" (2012). Internal Grant Awards. 5.