There are currently more overweight people in the world than those underweight, which is evident in our most vulnerable citizens – children. How do we protect our children from the global food companies who want to turn them into life-long customers, regardless of the impact on their health? Chaired by Laurie David, producer of the film Fed Up, this panel is made up of inspirational leaders who are focused on arming the next generation with the skills, tools and information they need to make better choices.
Speakers include Angela McKee, Project Manager, SFUSD’s Future Dining Experience, who explains how they are working with students to redesign cafeterias to create a space that is welcoming and inviting; Richard Dunne, Headteacher, Ashley Church of England Primary School, describes how the principles of nature can provide us with the tools needed to connect with what’s really important in the world; Ted Smith, Executive Director, Institute for Healthy Air, Water and Soil, shares why he believes that schools are the best place to empower our young people, while also improving educational attainment and behaviour. Finally, Alice Waters, chef and founder of the Edible Schoolyard and Chez Panisse, shares her 20 years of experience in integrating the classroom with the garden and the kitchen.
To view Angela McKee’s presentation slides, click here.
Photograph: UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences
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