What’s on your plate?

Here’s another great resource for teachers and parents looking to get kids talking about healthy food and the food system. The documentary, What’s on your plate? and accompanying book follow two 11-year-old girls as they “explore their place in the food chain.”

Best friends Sadie and Safiyah meet farmers, talk to food activists, storekeepers, their families and each other about what they eat—and what that means for their bodies, their health, community and the planet. The girls are funny and curious, and I think kids will gladly travel along on their journey.

(The web site also has some downloadable games and links to other projects that engage children with the food system.)

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