Where are the Bacon Seeds?

This preschooler quote introduced Dr. Nilda Cosco’s closing keynote to the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN). Subtitled, “Outcomes of the Randomized Control Trial on Childcare Outdoor Learning Environments as Active Food Systems (COLEAFS),” Cosco’s address introduced “environment & behavior” hands-on gardening design and management principles for farm to early care and education participants and others interested in the COLEAFS research findings.

For more information on Farm to ECE, visit https://asphn.org/farm-to-ece-grantees-programs/

Nilda Cosco, PhD, is Research Associate Professor and Director of Programs, Natural Learning Initiative, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, College of Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

The ASPHN conference was held on December 5-8, 2022, in Washington, DC, supported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).