About Us

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LA Sprouts was a school-garden-based nutrition/cooking and gardening intervention aimed at improving dietary intake and reducing the risk of obesity and related metabolic disorders in Latino youth (ages 8-11 years). LA Sprouts taught lessons to students on campus during after school hours and family workshops at nearby community gardens on weekends.

LA Sprouts was developed by Drs. Nicole Gatto at Loma Linda University School of Public Health (formerly of UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health) and Jaimie Davis at the University of Texas at Austin (formerly at USC’s Childhood Obesity Research Center).

Learn more about our preliminary findings.

Publications summarizing the results of our research of the LA Sprouts randomized controlled trial will be posted shortly. Please continue to check back in the coming weeks.

Read more about our 2010 LA Sprouts pilot study.