Education

Update on Food Ed.

Thank you for your interest in Food Ed. We are undergoing a strategic planning process and have put Food Ed.–including any work with teacher training and classroom support–on hold for the foreseeable future.

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There are a number of organizations offering curriculum resources that may support your interest in teaching food studies. Here are a few to investigate:

Edible Schoolyard

Started by Chef Alice Waters in 1995, Edible Schoolyard’s mission is to build and share a national edible education curriculum for students pre-kindergarten through high school. They have a particularly strong program for integrating academic learning with school gardens as well as bringing cooking into the classroom. They also offer teacher training and an entire online curriculum free for teachers to use.

Food Span by Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future works towards changing the food system from within the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering. They offer a free high school level curriculum on the food system to teach students about critical issues so that they can become advocates for making change.

The Food Project

Working out of Massachusetts, The Food Project is a nonprofit that works to change the food system into a more equitable, community engaged system tackling food insecurity and connecting diverse communities to the land. Their website includes curriculum resources for teaching youth about the food system.

SARE Curriculum 

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is a grants and education program that works to advance innovation in sustainable agriculture. Their free high school curriculum is an analysis of the food system looking at the social, environmental, and economic impacts of agriculture. Made up of six modules, it can be incorporated into existing courses.

KP Education Systems Food Science

KP Education Systems works in digital culinary, hospitality, and food service education, integrating technology into the classroom. Their Food Science curriculum is available online and geared towards secondary and post-secondary students, and it enables educators to teach chemistry, biology, and physics using food.