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The Lunch Box’s Resources section is the central library for all resource tools developed by The Lunch Box team and those shared by other School Food experts around the country. It is a wellspring of tools including evaluations, grant finding and writing tools, feasibility studies, case studies, Farm to School resources and more so you can consider and begin to take action to transform your school district’s food program from a highly processed to a scratch-cooking environment.
Changing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior in Relation to Food: An Evaluation of the School Lunch Initiative

From the Center For Ecoliteracy
Get the executive summary here: http://www.thelunchbox.org/content/changing-students-knowledge-attitudes...
"The School Lunch Initiative — launched as a collaboration among the Center for Ecoliteracy, Chez Panisse Foundation, and Berkeley Unified School District in 2004 — was one of the first comprehensive school lunch reform efforts in the nation.
It was based on the hypothesis that if young people are involved in growing, cooking, and sharing fresh, healthy food — while learning about it in the curriculum — they will be more likely to develop lifelong healthy eating habits and values consistent with sustainable living.
The September 2010 report, Changing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior in Relation to Food: An Evaluation of the School Lunch Initiative, conducted by the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health, University of California at Berkeley, examines the results of a three-year longitudinal study.
The goal was to determine the effects of the School Lunch Initiative on students' knowledge about nutrition, food, and the environment; attitudes toward healthy eating and environmental responsibility; and eating behaviors."

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Changing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior in Relation to Food: An Evaluation of the School Lunch Initiative: Executive Summary

From the Center For Ecoliteracy
Download the whole report here: http://www.thelunchbox.org/content/changing-students-knowledge-attitudes...
"The School Lunch Initiative — launched as a collaboration among the Center for Ecoliteracy, Chez Panisse Foundation, and Berkeley Unified School District in 2004 — was one of the first comprehensive school lunch reform efforts in the nation.
It was based on the hypothesis that if young people are involved in growing, cooking, and sharing fresh, healthy food — while learning about it in the curriculum — they will be more likely to develop lifelong healthy eating habits and values consistent with sustainable living.
The September 2010 report, Changing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior in Relation to Food: An Evaluation of the School Lunch Initiative, conducted by the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health, University of California at Berkeley, examines the results of a three-year longitudinal study.
The goal was to determine the effects of the School Lunch Initiative on students' knowledge about nutrition, food, and the environment; attitudes toward healthy eating and environmental responsibility; and eating behaviors."

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Chefs Move to Schools

USDA article highlighting the "Chefs Move to Schools" campaign by the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

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Childhood Obesity Epidemic Facts
CoolKidsCookToo is a resource for children ages five to twelve produced by kid2kid, working to slowly change children's eating habits by working with their pediatricians and parents. Information on childhood obesity is found within this resource as well.
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CIGNA Foundation Grant

"The CIGNA Foundation defines its activities in terms of four primary impact areas, as outlined below. Potential grantees will be expected to demonstrate how their activities positively impact one of these areas including: Promoting Wellness: Building awareness, helping people manage their health challenges and making health services available and affordable for all."

Deadline: Ongoing

https://secure17.easymatch.com/cignagive/Applications/Agency/Default.aspx

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Cincinnati Public Schools – Livin’ on the Vedge

Salad bars in schools…it’s a hot marketing trend, a focus of positive media attention and a great way to increase the nutritional value of your meals. But what about equipment and produce costs? And extra labor hours? What about food safety? This power point will debunk popular salad bar myths and show you how you can safely and effectively have a salad bar in every school.

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City Farmer

"For the past 33 years, City Farmer has encouraged urban dwellers to pull up a patch of lawn and plant some vegetables, kitchen herbs and fruit...
This website is a collection of stories about our work at City Farmer here in Vancouver, Canada, and about urban farmers from around the world... City Farmer teaches people how to grow food in the city, compost their waste and take care of their home landscape in an environmentally responsible way."

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CLASS - Classification of Laws Associated with School Students

"Classification of Laws Associated with School Students (C.L.A.S.S.) is an empirical scoring system that monitors and evaluates state-level school physical education and nutrition policies that have been codified into law. "

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CO Grant Checklist and Scoring Calculator

"The Colorado Farm to School Task Force created this spreadsheet tool to help guide applicants through the USDA Farm to School grant application process. This spreadsheet has eight tabs. A short description of each tab follows the general instructions. Please note: THIS TOOL IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE GRANT RFA. Rather, it is merely a way to help you organize your tasks, assess your competitiveness, and guide you to maximize your success. You must also read the USDA Request for Applications for this grant opportunity."

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