Discussion Questions, continued

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Chapter 2: Seed to Table

  • What questions or concerns do you have about where your food comes from and how it gets to you?
  • In a typical week, how much of your diet is processed versus whole foods?
  • What role does food marketing play in your choice of food products? What’s the most memorable food ad you have seen?
  • Describe an experience of eating local food (such as from your garden, the farmers market, or a CSA). What are the benefits of eating foods grown close to where you live? What are the challenges?

Chapter 3: Vote with Your Fork

  • What does it mean to “vote with your fork”?
  • When purchasing food, what factors are most important to you? (For example: cost, convenience, taste, health benefit, local, organic, seasonal.) Why?
  • What information do you need to make healthy food choices?
  • What one food policy or practice would you like to see changed? Who can you work with to bring about this change?

Chapter 4: Be the Difference

  • What are some ways to create community through food?
  • Where do you go for fresh, healthy food? Are there local farmers markets, co-ops, CSAs, or restaurants you can recommend?
  • Have you ever grown your own food, and if so, what? If not, what would you need to get started, and what foods would you like to grow?
  • Are you part of an organization that works on food issues? If not, do you know of any you might join?

Closing Thoughts

  • What’s one thing you’ve learned from this gathering that you would like share with your family and friends?
  • What is your vision of a healthy food system? What role can citizens play in achieving this vision?
  • What one practice related to food would you like to focus on for the next three months?
  • How might you use Nourish to educate others about food and sustainability?

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