Get Food Education in Every School: Join the National Initiative!


Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 2.04.12 PMEvery October 24, thousands of Food Day events all around the country bring Americans together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved food policies.  Food Day and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation (USA) have launched an initiative, Get Food Education in Every School, to raise the awareness about food education nationally and start a conversation to integrate food education into the school curriculum and throughout the school day.  The Edible Schoolyard Project, Center for Ecoliteracy, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Teachers College Columbia University, and dozens of other organizations support this initiative.  In this webinar for the Growing School Gardens community, presenter Lilia Smelkova of Food Day shared why schools should provide food education within the academic curricula. She discussed integrating food education within existing classes as well as providing students with hands-on experiences and education around edible education and cooking skills.  View the webinar to find out about available resources and ways for your school to participate and connect with the national Get Food Education in Every School initiative.

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Growing School Gardens is a professional learning community (PLC) for educators, gardeners, parents, and community volunteers to come together to share information and resources on how to start and maintain a school garden, and integrate it into the curriculum, the life of a school, and the local community.  This program is co-hosted by, the Edible Schoolyard Project, the National Farm to School Network, and Life Lab.

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