Initiative Description: A Peer-reviewed literature search related to school-day garden interventions with measures of dietary and/or academic outcomes. Database searches in CABI, Web of Science, Web of Knowledge, PubMed, Education Full Text, Education Resources Information Center ( ERIC), and PsychINFO were conducted through May 2013.
Study Results: Among 12 identified garden studies, 4 interventions that included a garden component measured academic outcomes; of these, 2 showed improvements in science achievement and 1 measured and showed improvements in math score.
Reference: Berezowitz, C. K., Bontrager Yoder, A. B., & Schoeller, D. A. (2015). School Gardens Enhance Academic Performance and Dietary Outcomes in Children. Journal of School Health, 85(8), 508–518. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12278
Level of Evidence: Good