Tag Archives: Education

SFT in the classroom

Young energy is contagious! I have spent the last month refining my classroom curriculum and working with schools  in Bend, Oregon on food and bike issues. I am concurrently amazed by the students’ creativity and insight while also becoming increasingly inspired by their enthusiasm to get involved in creating change in our community.

Here I am sharing the Tour route with a group of 6th graders at REALMS in Bend, Oregon:


Last week we went through the process of creating ‘Action Plans’ around any food issue that the students felt was important. Projects included original songs promoting fair trade, websites with healthy eating tips, flyers raising awareness about poverty, a local food rally and presentations to elementary school classes. You can find my action plan lesson outline for the REALMS 6th graders here.

Below is a group of students preparing for their ‘Eat Local’ rally:

I can’t wait to share the Tour curriculum with classrooms across the country. We are going to have SO MUCH FUN!!

The Healthy Schools Campaign – “Through Your Lens”

The Healthy Schools Campaign has a great student photo & essay contest underway. The “Through Your Lens” national contest is “designed to showcase the mostly unseen reality of our nation’s school building conditions.” Students – get involved! Visit the Healthy Schools website for more information.