Evaluating the feasibility of a gardening and nutrition intervention with a matched contact-control physical activity intervention targeting youth

Ramine Alexander, Jennie Hill, Karissa Grier, Lorien MacAuley, Alisa McKenzie, Tadashi Totten, Jamie Zoellner, Kathleen Porter

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Abstract

The study reported here involved Cooperative Extension as a key research partner and was guided by a community-based participatory research approach and a feasibility study framework. The research objective was to assess four indicators of feasibility (i.e., acceptability, demand, implementation, and limitedeffectiveness) of a gardening and nutrition program delivered at three youth community sites as compared to a matched contact-control physical activity intervention delivered at three different youth community sites. Conducted in a medically underserved region, the mixed-methods, quasi-experimental study revealed numerous opportunities for and barriers to increasing youths' willingness to try fruits and vegetables and increasing physical activity among youths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number#5FEA7
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume54
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Alexander, R., Hill, J., Grier, K., MacAuley, L., McKenzie, A., Totten, T., Zoellner, J., & Porter, K. (2016). Evaluating the feasibility of a gardening and nutrition intervention with a matched contact-control physical activity intervention targeting youth. Journal of Extension, 54(5), [#5FEA7].