A gardening, nutrition and cooking intervention for Latino youth in Los Angeles, California.
LA Sprouts is a school-garden-based nutrition 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 teaches 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 UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health and Jaimie Davis at the University of Texas at Austin and formerly at USC’s Childhood Obesity Research Center.
LA Sprouts is proud to partner with the Los Angeles Unified School District, LA’s BEST – After School Enrichment Program and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. Our fiscal agent is the Los Angeles Community Garden Council.
LA Sprouts is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Keck Medical Center of USC, Farmlab (Metabolic Studio/Annenberg Foundation), Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council.