Resources

A collection of books, lessons, guides, recipes, videos, and other tools to support ecological education

 

 

Resources For Educators

Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective

Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective

Exploring the links between food systems and our changing climate from a systems thinking perspective.

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Savoring California: A Comparative Tasting of California Fruits and Vegetables

Savoring California: A Comparative Tasting of California Fruits and Vegetables

Lesson for grades 3–5: Students sample different fruit or vegetable varieties, learn about seasons, microclimates, and growing requirements.

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Needs and Wants Activity

Needs and Wants Activity

Distinguish between things needed to live a healthy life and things that would be merely nice to have.

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Resources For Food Service Professionals

California Tastes Amazing cookbook

California Tastes Amazing

Recipes, based on popular school meals, that parents and children can cook together at home.

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Rethinking school lunch guide

Rethinking School Lunch Guide

A planning framework for improving school food, supporting sustainable food systems, and teaching and integrating curriculum around food issues.

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Preparing California-Grown School Meals: A Professional Development Guide

Preparing California-Grown School Meals: A Professional Development Guide

A guide to engaging foodservice staff and inspiring the confidence to incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables in school meal programs.

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