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Effects of school-based nutrition, gardening, cooking intervention on metabolic outcomes in high-risk youth

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: In this secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial of 695 children, a school-based gardening, nutrition, and cooking intervention resulted in improved glucose control and reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in high-risk youth. These findings suggest that elementary schools should incorporate garden-based interventions as a way to improve metabolic parameters in children. 

Authors: Jaimie N. Davis, Ph.D., R.D., of the University of Texas at Austin, is the corresponding author. 

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