Food Choices for a Healthier Future (Health and P.E. Classes)
We know healthy food choices set the foundation for an active and successful life. This presentation illustrates how a shift to more plant-based eating can help a person feel more fit and energized - both physically and mentally, while helping to protect against serious diseases that can shorten a person’s life. The presentation integrates consideration for environment and animals, to give students a holistic view of our food system, inspiring behavior change based on values and personal empowerment.
This presentation connects to the Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, including Essential Concepts (1.1.N, 1.2.N, 1.3.N, 1.4.N, 1.5.N, 1.8.N, Analyzing Influences (2.1.N, 2.3.N, 2.5.N), Accessing Valid Information (3.2.N), and Health Promotion (8.1.N, 8.2.N).
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Classroom Presentations - Eat for the Planet
Project: Eat for the Planet provides evidence based* educational presentations for middle, high school and college students. Each of our three programs challenge students to think critically about how daily food choices affect personal and planetary health.
Our distance learning program provides our presentations in two formats: pre-recorded video and live Zoom presentations. Featuring compelling photos, videos and thought-provoking questions, each presentation includes worksheets and an optional live Q&A session. Students learn how informed and conscientious food choices can collectively create a healthier, sustainable and more socially just future.
*Partial list of research sources: Harvard Medical School, Lancet, USDA, Center for Biological Diversity, Georgetown Environmental Law Review, Kaiser.
Contact Shura@leanandgreenkids to schedule a presentation for your class.
What teachers are saying...
The presentation was engaging for both the students and me! The information is "real life" applicable and connects well to the Next Generation Science Standards, particularly the Climate Change performance expectations. The presentation also emphasized other "life lessons", such as healthy eating, environmental stewardship, and compassion. It's amazing how much this one presentation taught my students! -Mr. Linke, High School Teacher, Spring Valley, CA.
As a Health and P.E. teacher, I am always looking for engaging and informative ways to bring information into the classroom setting. Eat for the Planet presented on healthy food choices and I was blown away by the quality of the presentation and the information presented. Not only did my students get a great presentation but they also participated in a delicious food-tasting. Thank you so much for bringing this awesome presentation to our school! -Mrs. Boyd , High School Teacher, Poway, CA
Thank you so much for taking the time to come and speak to our future engineers about the benefits of eating healthy, environmentally friendly food. Your presentation was informative, inspiring, and something that we can all benefit from greatly.- Mr. Roberts, High School Teacher, San Diego, CA.
My students were highly engaged and had so many questions. They learned so much and, since the presentation, have been sharing with me some of their latest choices to make an impact. Thank you, LGK! -Mrs. Esposito, Middle School Teacher, Oceanside, CA.
Project Eat for the Planet: Middle, High School and College Programs
Values into Action: Creating Social Change (Psychology, Social Studies)
Exploring past and present social justice movements, students learn about the factors that influence our behavior, the psychology of social progress and the power of putting personal values into action. This presentation challenges the social norms of our current food system, and examines how students can play a role in bringing about social change through ethical and environmentally responsible consumer choices.
This presentation connects to the Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools, including Chronological and Spatial Thinking (1,2) and Historical Research, Evidence, and Point of View (1). Additionally, it connects to National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula, including Social Cognition (1.2, 1.3) and Social Influence (2.2, 2.3, 2.4).
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A Meaningful Life for a Better World (Science Classes)
This presentation provides a foundational understanding of pressing environmental issues, including global warming, deforestation, and species extinction. Through mainstream research, powerful photos and videos, and student engagement, we explore the profound impact that animal agriculture has on the planet, and discuss sensible solutions for creating change. We address the principal that healthy choices and helping others are the foundation for living a conscious and meaningful life.
This presentation connects to the Next Generation Science Standards, including Earth and Human Activity and Human Sustainability (HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-4).