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Student Curriculum: Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment

Lesson 8: Sustainable Eating, Healthy Foods, and Community Gardens
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This lesson describes what foods we should eat to stay healthy and how to eat food that helps both the Earth and everything on it stay healthy.

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Kids Will Be Able to:

  • define sustainable, local, community garden, and nutrition;
  • explain how air, water, food (soil), shelter, and sun impact gardens and food; and
  • discuss the connection between climate change and food, and clean waterways and food.
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Poster 2 (PDF) (2pp, 1.47MB)
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