Education – High School & College Programs

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Eat for the Planet

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 choices affect personal and planetary health. All of our programs provide support for National and State standards.

Educational, Entertaining, and Empowering Presentations

Featuring compelling photos, videos and thought-provoking questions, as well as interaction throughout the presentations- our programs keep students engaged while providing actionable information they can apply to their lives. Students learn how making informed and conscientious choices can collectively create a healthier, sustainable and more socially just future. 

Please find presentation descriptions below and contact us to receive a detailed slideshow overview. 

*Partial list of research sources: Harvard Medical School, Lancet, USDA, Center for Biological Diversity, Georgetown Environmental Law Review, Kaiser. 

eating lean and green guide

Students also receive our take home Guide to Eating Lean and Green, with key points from the lesson, plus easy and delicious recipe ideas – helping to extend the lesson home to parents. Teachers also receive two educational color posters for their classroom

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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 choosing more nutrient dense meals can help a person feel healthier and more energized, and addresses the connection between diet and disease. The presentation provides a foundational understanding of nutrition, based on the most up-to-date nutrition science. Addressing unhealthy influences and powerful food corporations, students learn how to analyze sources of nutrition information and build healthy meals. We also explore athletic performance and a variety of healthy protein sources. The presentation integrates consideration for environment and wildlife, to give students a holistic view of our food system and engage with them about issues they care deeply about.

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).

Meaningful Choices for a Sustainable Future

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 our daily choices have on the planet, and discuss sensible solutions for creating change. We address the principle that informed actions, helping others, and creating positive change are the foundation for making conscious and meaningful choices. 

This presentation connects to the Next Generation Science Standards, including Earth and Human Activity and Human Sustainability (HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-4).

Values into Action: Creating Social Change

Psychology and Social Studies

Discussing 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 explores the many injustices of our current food system and examines how students can play a role in bringing about social change through informed and conscientious 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).

Interested in bringing one of our presentations to your class?​

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