I hope you heard about this before and if not you can always check out this old post of mine about it, but Food Revolution Day is Chef Jamie Oliver’s push to get nutrition education in the classroom. It’s just a few short days away. I signed the petition to push nations around the world to incorporate food education into schools around the country and I hope you will too.
I don’t remember much about seventh grade, but I do remember when I went to the mandatory “home ec” class. Cooking at school made such an impression on me. It was a short survey course so cooking was soon rotated out for sewing, but it was fun while it lasted.
Sadly, most students in the US are not receiving any type of nutrition education. “Home ec” classes have been reduced and eliminated across the country.
I shared the above image on my FB page. What Temple Grandin says, really hit home for me. Since I work in a school and I work with students with special needs, I know how important multi-modal support (instruction that involves all the senses) is and how it can increase student engagement and learning.
I encourage you to visit the Food Revolution Day for more information about how you can get involved. I also really enjoyed perusing their list of recipes. Yum! I know that we will be having a discussion about food around our table on Friday. How will you celebrate the day with your family?