Support Food Education

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GET FOOD EDUCATION IN EVERY SCHOOL

Providing our children with food education has never been more vitally important as it is today. As a result of obesity-related disease, this generation of children are predicted to be the first to die at a younger age than their parents. Furthermore, one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese and total healthcare costs attributable to obesity could reach up to $957 billion by 2030, accounting for 18% of U.S. health expenditures. At the same time, 17 million children in the US remain hungry.

What can we do to reverse these trends?

Schools, together with local communities and families, need to be at the heart of food education, to teach children about food, where it comes from and how it affects our bodies and therefore, to put the tools of prevention in the hands of children themselves.

If every child had the opportunity to learn about, grow and cook food and understand the implications of food waste on the wider community, we believe they’d have the knowledge and tools to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. Studies show that:

Schools have the unique ability to educate children about food, yet this is sorely neglected in most. We invite you and your organization to join us in the essential mission of reversing this trend and creating a food literate society – sign on to support and share your belief that food education should be available for every child, in every school in America.

Remember, improving food education will not only help to reduce healthcare costs, it will protect the health and wellbeing of our children and families, and enable the next generation to make life-long healthy choices.

We invite you and your organization to join us in the essential mission of creating a food literate society by signing on to support, and demonstrate your belief, that food education should be available for every student in every school in America.

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Food Day/Jamie Oliver Food Foundation

If you would like to sign on behalf of your entire organization as a supporter of this effort, please email us at foodday@cspinet.org.

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  • Food Day/Jamie Oliver Food Foundation

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I support food education in every school.

Dear Food Day/JOFF,

I/We support the essential mission of creating a food literate society, and affirm that food education should be available for every student in every school in America. As a result of diet-related disease, this generation of children are predicted to be the first to die at a younger age than their parents. Healthy diets are critical to healthy lives but our children lack the knowledge to make the right food choices and the skills to be able to create healthy, wholesome, nutritious meals.

I/We believe that improving food education will not only help to reduce healthcare costs, it will protect the health and wellbeing of our children and families, and enable the next generation to make life-long healthy choices.

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