Food co-op models have gained popularity as a mechanism for offering affordable, quality produce. The Journal of School Health, the academic journal of the American School Health Association, has published a scientific paper that uses a qualitative approach to study and demonstrate the impact of Brighter Bites. The paper describes the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from implementation of a school-based program using a food co-op model combined with nutrition education to improve access to and intake of fresh fruits and vegetables among low-income children and their families.
The authors of the paper include Brighter Bites Co-Founder Shreela Sharma, PhD, RD and Brighter Bites Senior Program Director Mike Pomeroy, among others.
Read the paper here!