Massachusetts Food System Collaborative
Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

Tag: Food system education

Recommendations for Massachusetts

There are many ways in which Massachusetts can expand food system education so all students have access to this content and these essential life skills. Lawmakers and DESE should support food literacy curricula and programs through additional guidelines around teaching food system education, supported by additional funding and technical assistance. Other agencies and support organizations […]

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Resources to expand food system education at your school

Many policy and programmatic changes will help to expand food system education across the state. In addition, there are many resources available to help districts, schools, and teachers that are interested in teaching food literacy. Using an existing food literacy curriculum may help to design a sequence of food lessons that build over time and […]

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Food Literacy in Massachusetts: Local Successes, Statewide Opportunities – The Executive Summary

To help Massachusetts children grow and lead healthy, independent, thoughtful lives, all students in grades K – 12 should have access to food system education in school, learning about agriculture, nutrition, food justice, and culinary skills. In doing so, they will learn critical life skills and will be better able to make decisions about food […]

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Campaign for food system literacy

The Collaborative is facilitating a campaign to ensure that every K-12 public school student in MA has access to high-quality food system education.

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Children excited and engaged by farm- and food-focused curriculum

An exciting idea related to re-introducing home economics as a way for children to learn more about food has been implemented by Hawlemont Elementary School in Charlemont, in the form of a farm- and food-focused curriculum. Strengthening students’ connection to food and their knowledge of food preparation is all part of the school’s plan. It’s […]

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