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Alice Waters on the Edible Schoolyard (Video)

As an educator or parent, there are many ways you can participate in this delicious revolution in your school or home:

  • Garden. Grow some of your own food, explore nature’s classroom, and share with the young people in your life. If your school doesn’t have a garden, organize with administrators, teachers, and parents to make one happen. California School Garden Network and School Garden Wizard offer useful guides.
  • Cook from scratch. Engage children in the story of their food through hands-on teaching in the kitchen. Plan meals with your kids, shop together, and involve the whole family in the cooking process. Discover more tips in Cooking Together.
  • Eat with others. Make mealtime a central event in your home. Nurture pleasure and encourage an appreciation of foods that nourish the body and the environment.
  • Teach. FoodCorps just launched a national service program to train young leaders in nutrition education and school gardening. Visit their website to apply to be a service member or nominate your school to become a FoodCorps host site.
  • Advocate for healthy school lunches. If you’re a parent or teacher, campaign to remove vending machines, processed snacks, fast food, and flavored milk, and put healthy, locally sourced options on the menu.

Download the Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide to discover more ways to integrate food literacy into the classroom.

How has Alice Waters inspired you?

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Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. To inform and inspire the largest number of people, Nourish combines PBS television, curriculum resources, web content, short films, and teacher and youth seminars. Nourish is a program of WorldLink, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education for sustainability.

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3:23PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

Can't start early enough to reconnect with the source of food!

8:25AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

preaching to the choir! preaching to the choir! Yahoo to you for making a difference!

10:43AM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

Forest Gardens...?

http://mysite.verizon.net/reswz5tl/

6:32AM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

What a fantastic program this is for children (and adults as well!). With the epidemic of fast food and junk food vending machines, flavoured milk and fries in school cafeterias, this a great example to teach children and their parents what healthy living and eating is all about. Every school should have an "Edible Schoolyard Project".

4:31AM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

so important for kids - and adults! And the earth!!

4:23AM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

interesting

10:22PM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

With obesity and diabetes among children rising at sich a fast pace, this is something to be applauded, although after seeing the reactions against this trend in schools by the school board itself on jamie Olivers food revolition, its going to need a lot of public support strongly
behind it.

10:16PM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

noted

10:04PM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

With obesity and diebetes among children rising at sich a fast pace, this is something to be applauded, although after seeing the reactions against this trend in schools by the school board itself on jamie Olivers food revolition, its going to need a lot of public support strongly
behind itn.

8:59PM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

Love Alice.

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