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Educators in diverse settings are using Nourish to catalyze change. How are you using Nourish in your school, college, or university? Share your story.

CSU Chico

After School Professional Development at CSU, Chico

In a professional development program at CSU, Chico, health education specialist Alyson Wylie used the Nourish videos, curriculum, and activities to help engage after-school educators in the story of their food. MORE

Sherman

Tasting Tuesdays at Sherman Elementary in San Francisco

The Nourish curriculum provides a perfect complement to third-grade teacher Michelle Kishimoto’s Tasting Tuesday lessons, which she uses to educate students while celebrating delicious food and the spirit of discovery. MORE

Greendale

Nourish at Greendale High School, Wisconsin

Family and Consumer Education teacher Kayla Slaasted uses Nourish curriculum to foster food literacy in her classrooms and in her community through student activities, an annual expo and a pop-up restaurant. MORE

birdneck

Nourish at Birdneck Elementary, Virginia

Sharon Bivens, an art teacher at Birdneck Elementary School in Virginia, uses Nourish to open a conversation with her students about their relationship to food and then uses that newly developed curiosity as a wellspring of self-expression. MORE

Nourish at Chico Country Day, California

Sarah Young, a sixth grade teacher at Chico Country Day, shares her experience incorporating Nourish into her social studies and language arts classes. “I use food as the great leveler in language arts and social studies. Everyone eats, so everyone has a connection to food.” MORE

The Story of Food in Petaluma, California

Marjan Sobhani, a fourth grade teacher at Penngrove Elementary School created a Nourish unit in preparation for a class field trip to the National Heirloom Exposition. Learn how her students investigated the “story of food” through several activities from the Nourish curriculum. MORE

Teaching Garden at Point Dume Elementary, Malibu

Nourish helps Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School students connect their school garden with their food choices. “Nourish, coupled with our Teaching Garden program, created a powerful union,” says educator Chi Kim. MORE

Food and Wellness Education in East Harlem, New York

Elementary school teacher Beth Reed teaches health and wellness at an East Harlem public school. She uses Nourish with her fourth and fifth graders: “Students have realized that they do have choices and that they can be part of this movement to advocate for good food.” MORE

Nourish Unit at St. Alcuin Montessori in Dallas

Middle school teacher Margaret Watrous of St. Alcuin Montessori in Dallas, TX, designed a classroom unit and website using the Nourish resources. Her IB curriculum combines technology, nutrition, and meal planning, culminating in a final project where students create a business plan for a restaurant. MORE

Maui School Garden Network and Upcountry Sustainability

Lehn Huff, coordinator for Maui School Garden Network, organized a Nourish screening with Upcountry Sustainability to help facilitate a conversation on creating a more sustainable food system in Maui. In her work as a school garden coordinator, Huff creates connections between organizations and school gardens on the island. MORE

Food Literacy Curriculum at Montgomery High, Santa Rosa

Heather Garcia-Rossi, an English teacher at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, California, describes how she’s used Nourish to build a comprehensive food literacy curriculum for her senior students. MORE

Students Serve Lunch at REAL School, Falmouth, Maine

Students at the REAL School in Falmouth, Maine, play an active part in school lunch. “The Nourish School Lunch Survey is exactly what we did at our school last year,” writes educator Christine Caputo. “This was what pushed students to work in the kitchen and take a more central role in the preparation of their meals.” MORE

Fillmore County Middle School Health Conference

The county health department coordinated a two-day conference for all seventh and eighth graders in Fillmore County, Minnesota. Health educator and co-founder of Lanesboro Local marketplace Catherine Baker used Nourish to open a conversation about food choices. MORE

Health Education in Hannawa, New York

“Nourish is one of my key tools when working with all groups,” says health educator Paula Youmell, in rural New York, who uses Nourish with her junior and senior high school health classes. MORE

Food Education at Franklin Avenue Elementary, Los Angeles

Room parent volunteer Kelley King uses Nourish to interest LAUSD kindergarteners in the story of our food. She says that Nourish provides “a gentle yet thorough approach to the problems in our food world, so it makes for a great classroom tool.” MORE

Environmental Science at Mahwah High School, New Jersey

Environmental science teacher Denise Kuehner uses Nourish to explore the local food system with high school seniors at Mahwah High School, New Jersey. “It helps them get why it is important to understand how our food gets to our plates,” she says. MORE

Strengthening the Roots Youth Convergence at UC Santa Cruz

More than 80 youth leaders took part in a Nourish workshop offered during the fourth annual Strengthening the Roots: Food & Justice Youth Convergence at the University of California, Santa Cruz. MORE

Marin Country Day School

Environmental Education at Marin Country Day School

Bob Densmore teaches sixth-grade science at Marin Country Day School, an independent K-8 school committed to environmental sustainability and education in Corte Madera, California. He describes how the Nourish Middle School Curriculum Guide has complimented his teaching. MORE

Town School

Green Day at Town School

Town School for Boys, an independent K-8 day school in San Francisco, held their First Annual Green Day for students, faculty, and parents. The Earth Month-inspired event included Nourish assemblies, a whole foods tasting fair, and a book sale fundraiser. MORE

Celebrating School Food Festival in Santa Cruz

The Central Coast School Food Alliance, in conjunction with National School Food Week, held a Celebrating School Food Festival to showcase Santa Cruz County’s innovative school food program. MORE

Schooling for Sustainability

Schooling for Sustainability Teacher Seminar

The Center for Ecoliteracy led a three-day seminar in Berkeley, California, to give teachers ideas, resources, and inspiration for bringing sustainability education into the classroom. Nourish added a food theme to the gathering, offering media and curriculum tools relevant to food literacy. MORE

Petaluma Grant Elementary

Earth Day Farm Field Trip at Grant Elementary

Fifth-grade teacher Leslie Ihrig of Grant Elementary School, a public school in Petaluma, California, combined Nourish with a farm field trip as part of Earth Day activities for her 26 students. To start the day, she screened Nourish to open a conversation about food choices. MORE

Santa Monica College

Food for Thought Faculty Day at Santa Monica College

Nourish was shown as part of a kickoff event at Santa Monica College to inspire faculty and staff for the college’s Global Citizenship theme of food. The daylong “Food for Thought” program included a screening of Nourish, workshops, a resource fair, networking, and nutritious meals. MORE

Humboldt State University

Conscious Eating Film Series at Humboldt State Library

Humboldt State Library hosted a Conscious Eating Video Screening & Discussion Series, inviting students, faculty, staff, and community members to open a conversation about food issues in Humboldt County. MORE

   
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