Friday, September 04, 2009

Can You Teach Democracy by Improving School Lunches?

In a recent Huffington Post blog, guest writer Alice Waters, chef, author and proprietor of Chez Panisse, advocates preparing students for the responsibilities of citizenship by teaching them about edible education.

“Edible education involves not only teaching children about where food comes from and how it is produced but giving them responsibilities in the school garden and kitchen” Waters writes. “Students literally enjoy the fruits of their labor when the food they grow is served in healthy, delicious lunches that they can help prepare.”

Not to be confused with home economics, teaching children about edible education can be done by combining classroom instruction, food, cooking, and gardening with math, science, history, and reading.

Click here to read this article in its entirety.

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