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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 Claremont Graduate University (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).

Three articles published in peer-reviewed journals summarize our research of the LA Sprouts randomized controlled trial and are available for download below.

Martinez et al CCT 2015

Gatto et al Ped Obes 2015

Davis et al JNEB 2016

Read more about our 2010 LA Sprouts pilot study.