There are lots of good people doing lots of amazing things to transform our food system—from kids reclaiming their school lunch from the grease trap to farmers building relationships with low-income communities to chefs volunteering their time in classrooms to engage kids in learning about sustainable agriculture. But superheroes?
That changed recently when Food Secure Canada—the group that just released the very important Resetting the Table: A People’s Food Policy for Canada— came out with a Good Food Heroes comic book, as imagined by Canadian kids from kindergarten to Grade 12.
Featuring such superheroes as Sustainable Stuart, Super Jane (a farmer whose free-range animals live in a solar-powered barn), Supperman and the delightful Sal and Ed (“here to save the day by turning unhealthy fast food joints into healthy, quick and convenient salad bars”!), the book represents the best good food superheroes created by Canadian kids.
They couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Changes to our food system could use a bit of super-human strength and motivation—not to mention some kid-inspired passion!