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Benefits Of Gardening For Children, Bambi L. Yost, Louise Chawla Jan 2009

Benefits Of Gardening For Children, Bambi L. Yost, Louise Chawla

Bambi L Yost

Gardening provides different forms of engagement for children, including designing, planting, and maintaining gardens; harvesting, preparing, and sharing food; working cooperatively in groups; learning about science and nutrition; and creating art and stories inspired by gardens. The studies summarized below have been selected because they include control groups, pre- and post-measures, well controlled correlations, or in-depth qualitative analyses. For more studies and an analysis of this research, see Blair (2009), “The child in the garden: An evaluative review of the benefits of school gardening.” Available online at http://www.colorado.edu/cye/sites/default/files/attached-files/Gardening_factsheet_2011.pdf


The Influence Of Child, Family, And Community Characteristics On Change In Children's Body Mass Index: Mediating Role Of Community-Based Physical Activity Trajectories, Florensia Flora Surjadi Jan 2009

The Influence Of Child, Family, And Community Characteristics On Change In Children's Body Mass Index: Mediating Role Of Community-Based Physical Activity Trajectories, Florensia Flora Surjadi

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Researchers investigating the prevalence of childhood obesity have documented an upward trend. However, little research has focused on the processes that might explain changes in children's Body Mass Index (BMI), a commonly used measure to determine overweight and obese status. The purpose of this dissertation is to elucidate the pathways in which child, family, and community characteristics might influence children's BMI. Specifically, using an ecological framework, this study investigates how children's participation in community-based physical activity mediates the influences of child, family, and community characteristics on change in BMI. Data from kindergarten through the fifth-grade from a ...