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Day 12 – Teaching Kids About Food & Growing

Hey Kids, Do You Know the Story of Your Food?

There is a great resource I use for some of my work with educational school gardens here in Los Angeles. It is a website  and educational initiative called Nourish and it is really geared toward all ages, not just kids.

I find that their short video clips explaining some of the most important concepts about the food we eat – eating seasonally, flavor, nutrition, farm to fork, food and community, sustainability and more – is great information for all of us.

To get this message out, they use food and sustainability superstars to spread their message! Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver and more. The videos are sort and to the point.

Nourish is a great place to start meaningful conversation with teachers, parents and children. It combines PBS television with curriculum resources, short films and even seminars.

Their Nourish Curriculum Guide offers lessons that align with national curriculum standards and learning benchmarks. Themes include:

  • The Story of Food
  • Seasonal
  • Local Food
  • Food Traditions
  • Food and Ecosystems
  • Analyzing Food Ads

You can tap into this information as a parent, teacher or just someone wanting to learn more yourself. It is a great resource!

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.