Online Program

Concrete and cucumbers: School gardens accesible for all

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 1:25 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Allison Wilson, MPH, Healthy Living Alliance, Office Location: Ozarks Regional YMCA, Springfield, MO
Delaware Elementary School had a great school garden, but not all the children could access it. This video shows how Healthy Living Alliance worked with partners to make the garden fully handicap accessible, so all the kids could get in to plant, grow, and eat!

Learning Areas:

Diversity and culture

Learning Objectives:
Explain the importance of built environment garden design for handicap accessibility Name several benefits of utilizing school gardens for teaching kids to eat healthy

Keyword(s): Special Needs, Children

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked as program coordinator for two years with the Healthy Living Alliance. I have worked on several federally funded grants and interned with the World Health Organization. My current job focuses on convening health partnerships and developing strategies in the areas of policy, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco free and built environment changes. I have presented at several conferences on public health and policy related to tobacco free and farm to school efforts.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.