Our workshop is a no-cost, commercial-free, common core learning standards-aligned food education workshop for 4th and 5th grade students that is offered free to all schools. During the workshop, students become food detectives equipped with the tools to read labels, understand ingredient lists, and see through marketing messages.
Diet-related disease is the #1 cause of death in America.
Diet-related diseases, including obesity and diabetes, are effecting our kids at a growing rate. Approximately one in three children and teens living in the U.S. are overweight or obese.
Food companies spend 2 Billion dollars each year marketing to children.
Fewer than a dozen enormous companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world. Big food is marketing to our kids in schools, on billboards, and on screens.
Sparking curiosity about what's really in the foods kids eat
Raising awareness about how food companies are marketing to kids
Teaching kids how to read nutrition labels and ingredient lists
Practicing making smart food choices by synthesizing what they learn in the workshop.
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Beyond t he Workshop
Post-workshop support materials to encourage on-going conversations with your students.
Recent High School Grad
"Even seven years later, I will still say that what I learned in two and a half hours contributes immensely to my appreciation and care for quality, healthy, and delicious food today."
4th Grade Student
"I'm reading labels on everything!"
4th Grade Teacher
“This was one of the best content-area units my class completed this year.”
4th Grade Teacher
"The hands-on nature of the workshop is incredible"