Food

January 19, 2018
Gathering   Invite students to stand up if the following statements apply to them. If your students are differently abled, consider doing this activity by inviting students to raise their hand or…
March 16, 2014
 To the Teacher: In an increasing number of grocery stores and coffee shops, you can now find food marked with a "Fair Trade" label. The Fair Trade food movement first emerged in the United Kingdom…
February 26, 2014
To the Teacher: In the last decade organic food has grown into a $28 billion industry. Many people buy organic as a way of eating healthier and reducing environmental impact, or because they think…
January 16, 2014
To the Teacher: Congress recently cut the nation's food stamp program (officially called Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP) and is now debating even more cuts. If passed, these…
May 6, 2009
To the Teacher   What is "organic" food? This is a subject of growing interest to supermarket shoppers most of whom probably can't answer the question accurately. Even the USDA definition has gray…
March 31, 2009
by Alan Shapiro   To the Teacher:   The student reading below focuses on the work of food banks and the surge of need they are facing as millions of people lose their jobs. Following the reading…
June 11, 2008
To the Teacher: Americans are generally aware that a host of federal agencies are responsible for ensuring the proper functioning and safety of our highways, nuclear plants, financial markets, coal…