Our Goal: Real, Measurable Change.

When you come to any of our school gardens, it’s easy to see how children’s lives are affected every day. But other than counting the number of children who pass through the gardens, how do we know what our impact is?

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Here at DCGP, we believe that we do critically important work to address the issues of childhood obesity prevention, critical subject education, environmental sustainability, and so much more. We also believe that it’s not enough to tell anecdotal stories – Our programs must have real, measurable impact.  VIEW ANNUAL DCGP REPORTS

 

To formally evaluate our programs’ impact on students, we’ve worked tirelessly with The University of Alabama’s UA College of Community Health Sciences and Community Affairs, alongside Dr. Caroline Boxmeyer and Dr. David Meek. Dr. Boxmeyer was the 2015 UA President’s Faculty Research Award recipient, due in-part, for her work with DCGP.

 

THEIR STUDIES FOUND THE FOLLOWING RESULTS:

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When a child’s health and education improves, we know that we’re not only investing in that child’s future — We’re investing in our community. 

When you join in partnership with DCGP, you can become part of real, measurable change to make Alabama a healthier, more sustainable place.

 

VIEW RESEARCH SUMMARIES:

FOOD DESERTS IN SCHOOLS 2013 – 2014 PROGRAM IMPACT BMI DATA COLLECTION

 

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