RootDown LA, a community food project operating in three South Los Angeles neighborhoods with the help of the youth participants, works closely with members of the community to grow fresh fruits and vegetables and provide access to more quality food. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
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The National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is a new approach to promote agricultural literacy among K-12 students managed by Utah State University Extension and part of the National Agriculture in the Classroom’s (AITC) program, is an online collection of educational resources that are relevant, engaging, and designed to meet the educational requirements and agricultural literacy outcomes for formal educators. NIFA originally published this impact in the in the NIFA 2015 Annual Report.
Kentucky 4-H makes it possible for more than 150,000 youth each year to experience life skill decision making through development of critical thinking, problem solving, and scientific processing skills. These skills will not only help them in relation to STEM fields, but also allow them to make better, more analytical decisions in all aspects of their lives. NIFA originally published this impact in the in the NIFA 2015 Annual Report.
NIFA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides nutrition education to low-income families, especially those with young children. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
Healthy food incentive programs at farmers markets have been gaining national momentum as a means to grow local economies, support community farmers, and provide greater access to healthy food by low-income families and individuals. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.