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Methods for measurement of impacts such as levels of physical activity are described athttp://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/275861/PhysicalActivity.pdf and methods for measuring levelsof consumption of fruit and vegetables are described athttp://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/276532/HealthyEating.pdf (North Carolina State University, 2007) community gardens resource materialshttp://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/garden/CommunityGarden/tools.htmland specificallyhttp://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/garden/CommunityGarden/Healthy%20Lifestyle%20Education.doc. Thisquestionnaire is designed to collect data on intervention participants at multiple points in time – but for theintervention group only. It is worth considering whether you can also collect data from a control group.Community Gardens also bring other social benefits and you may wish to measure some indicators of communitystrength depending on your objectives.
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