New York Coalition for Healthy School Lunches, Inc. via Crowdrise
December 14, 2012
We hired an educator to teach our Food UnEarthed: Uncovering the Truth About Food.
She is teaching it in 4 NYC schools.
Now we have to pay her!
Currently the program reaches over 150 students every week - giving them an in depth understanding of food, media literacy, food politics, label reading, nutrition, food and the environment, and more! Each week students are preparing and/or tasting new foods. We hired this stellar teacher without having the budget to compensate her adequately but we knew what we were doing was so powerful that the money would come - and it will with your help!
This work is so important:
- 50% of children already have fatty streaks in their arteries- the beginning stages of heart disease.
- Children as young as 8 years old are taking cholesterol and blood pressure lowering medicines.
- 1/3 of all children, and up to half of African American and Latino children will get type 2 Diabetes if ...
something doesn't change NOW! The power is in your hands . . .
Please help us to empower children to become critical thinkers about food - who understand the food system, nutrition, food politics, and help expose them to healthy foods and the opportunity to learn how to make them.