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Education – High School & College Programs

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Project 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. All of our programs provide support for California standards.

Distance Learning

We remain focused on providing extensive online programs to accommodate current restrictions. Our distance learning program provides our presentations in two formats: live Zoom presentations and pre-recorded videos.

Featuring compelling photos, videos and thought-provoking questions, each presentation includes worksheets and a live Q&A session. Students learn how informed and conscientious food choices can collectively create a healthier, sustainable and more socially just future. Further, we explore the important role our food choices can play in preventing pandemics.

*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

What Teachers and Students are saying

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 more fit and energized, while helping to protect against serious diseases. The presentation integrates consideration for environment and wildlife, 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).

A Meaning 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 our food choices have on the planet, and discuss sensible solutions for creating change. We address the principle that healthy choices, helping others, and creating positive change 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).

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?​

Contact Shura@leanandgreenkids.org to schedule a presentation for your class.

Oceanside. CA, United States

barbara@leanandgreenkids.org