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Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2 (2016)

This issue includes a special section on Implementation Science.

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Front Matter



Teri Behrens

Open Access


Key Ingredients for School Food Systems: An Evaluation of the Orfalea Foundation’s School Food Initiative
Holly Carmichael Djang, Barbara Andersen, Tatiana Masters, Jan Vanslyke, and Blair Beadnell


The Art and Science of Place-Based Philanthropy: Themes From a National Convening
Giannina Fehler-Cabral, Jennifer James, Hallie Preskill, and Meg Long



Partnerships, Paradigms, and Social-System Change
Patricia Jessup, Beverly Parsons, and Marah Moore

Back Matter