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Partnering for Physical Activity in Early Childhood: Sustainability via Active Garden Education

Sustainability via Active Garden Education (SAGE) is a garden based physical activity and nutrition early care and education-based intervention for preschool-aged children. The SAGE curriculum uses garden based education that engages children in interactive games, songs, and learning activities. SAGE focuses on increasing physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption. SAGE was developed to meet federal and state recommendations for physical activity and nutrition and meets early care and education accreditation standards. SAGE implements a sustainability action plan (SAP) that focuses on practical strategies to enhance SAGE program sustainability with the goal of influencing municipal and state policy makers for broader dissemination. SAGE incorporates a community advisory board  (CAB) and a parent advisory board (PAC) to help guide implementation and sustainability. The SAGE study incorporates community-based participatory research (CBPR) strategies into an ecologic approach to investigate factors needed to initiate and maintain physical activity, and healthy dietary habits in the preschool setting.  

Project Details


Rebecca Lee
Principal Investigator

CONHI Faculty
Gabriel Shaibi
Michael Todd
Research Area(s)
Families
Childhood
Nutrition
Physical Activity
Sponsor
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Funding Duration
2017 to 2020