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Title School Gardens for Health
AAP Grant ID 1860
Project Year 2011
City & State Albuquerque, NM
Program Name CATCH Resident
Topic Overweight & Obesity (LHI)
Program Description
This project will use school gardens at Bel Air Elementary and Garfield Middle School to promote healthier eating habits and increase physical activity among the students, and accomplish the following 5goals:
1) Identify local chefs to conduct cooking classes with students and parents demonstrating how to prepare healthy dishes with vegetables from the garden.
2) Develop garden-based lesson plans in math, science, and health for elementary and middle school classrooms that can be used throughout Albuquerque Public Schools (APS). This curriculum will be developed in conjunction with the Growing Gardens Team - a group of APS teachers and staff, community volunteers, and school health officials. All new lessons will be approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department.
4) Design and build a new garden at Garfield Middle School with sixth and seventh grade students. 5) Identify an undergraduate garden coordinator from the University of New Mexico, and a group of elementary and middle school students and parents to maintain the gardens the summer.
Goals
1. Identify local chefs to conduct cooking classes with students and parents demonstrating how to prepare healthy dishes with vegetables from the garden. ,br>2. Develop garden-based lesson plans in math, science, and health for elementary and middle school classrooms that can be used throughout Albuquerque Public Schools. All new lessons will be approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department.
3. Design and build a new garden at Garfield Middle School with sixth and seventh grade students.
AAP District District VIII
Institutional Name University of New Mexico Department of Pediatrics, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Contact 1 Nathaniel Link
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