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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Nutrition: Gardening Interventions to Increase Vegetable Consumption Among Children

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends school-based gardening interventions in combination with nutrition education. Evidence shows these interventions increase children’s vegetable consumption. Gardening interventions provide children with hands-on experience planting, growing, and harvesting fruits and vegetables, which may increase children’s willingness to consume fruits and vegetables. Interventions must include outside gardens, microfarms, container gardens, or other alternative gardening methods. They may also include nutrition education or a parental component. Interventions may be implemented in early care and education settings, schools, afterschool programs, or communities.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Nutrition and Weight Status
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Community Preventive Services Task Force. Nutrition: Gardening Interventions to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among [Internet]. 2017 Dec [cited 2018 May 31]. Available from: