Bring FoodFight Programming to YOUR School! 

We offer teacher, classroom and parent wellness programs, and can help you enact our food literacy curriculum in your classrooms.  

Check out our videos below!

 Teacher Wellness Program

Following the success of our FoodFight in the Classroom program and recognizing the enormous role teachers and school staff play in transforming school culture, we have launched a cutting-edge Teacher Wellness Program©, which arms them with the tools they need to make healthier choices for themselves and to serve as role models within their schools and families.

In our workshops, FoodFight moves beyond traditional nutrition education by addressing critical questions of food politics, consumership and media literacy. We believe that education is a crucial element in combating America’s health crisis and that schools should be at the forefront of a campaign to transform our nation’s eating habits and lead us towards a more healthful and sustainable future.

A sample of topics covered in our Teacher Wellness Program:

   How marketing and branding shape our shopping and eating habits

   What our bodies “really” need to stay active and healthy

   Supermarket skills: dodging consumer traps and maximizing shopping dollars

   What is the impact of food policies on our health and well-being?

   Portion size, serving size and belt size: how do they correlate?

   Decoding health claims and reading nutrition facts

   Why diets don’t work and what does

   Understanding the role teachers have in shaping students’ attitudes about health

   Cooking simple, healthy meals that you and your family will love

   All FoodFight workshops include an Interactive cooking demonstration with a Whole Foods Chef

 Food Fight in the Classroom

The 3-part FoodFight curriculum is designed to engage students in the larger national conversation about food. We believe that traditional nutrition education curriculum has not been successful in achieving lasting behavioral change because it has not addressed the nested relationship between the social, political, economic and emotional issues that impact the food system and food environment. It has also failed to address the realities of our students’ lives and experiences.

As long-time former teachers, we know that to be meaningful and transformative, it is crucial for curriculum to be dynamic, interactive and student centered. FoodFight lessons are designed to inspire students to challenge and change embedded behaviors and beliefs about food and its role in their lives.

PART 1

Focused on media literacy and critical consumership, this section aims to deconstruct the students’ existing notions of food and consumer culture. This part exposes the mechanisms of advertising and branding and demonstrates how they shape our eating and buying habits. This will inform and inspire students to:

  Examine and challenge the very basic assumptions of American consumer culture, using the fast food industry as our main case study.

  Identify the effects of mass produced, nutritionally bankrupt foods on their health and life chances.

  Understand the “health-wealth” connection and the role of government subsidies and policies in this equation.

  Feel a sense of urgency and encourage a rebellious spirit that will translate in part 2 into constructive personal and social commitments

PART 2

Students will learn basic nutrition facts and concepts.

  Learn to read labels, ingredient lists and how to interpret health claims.

  Understand the difference between portion and serving size.

  Identify and access healthful alternatives to fast food

  Prepare healthy, affordable meals.

  Create their own “Mindful Eating Plan” in which they commit to making three changes in their personal eating and buying habits.

PART 3

Students will work in small groups to implement a social action plan around an issue concerning food politics and learn the basics of social advocacy and self-empowerment.

  Allows students to share what they have learned with their friends, family and others in their learning community.

  Demonstrates their commitment to challenging and transforming long-embedded assumptions and behaviors connected to health and wellness.

We want students to see themselves as powerful agents of change and as part of the vanguard of community activists who are engaged in the fight to reclaim our food system.

 Parents Wellness Program

FoodFight offers a cutting-edge Parent Wellness Program specially designed to arm parents with the knowledge and tools necessary to transform their health and wellbeing, serve as healthful role models for their children and become agents of change in their communities. This intensive, hands-on workshop provides parents with an overview of the social, political, and economic forces that shape what we eat and offers strategies for improving health.

A sample of the many topics we cover:

  How marketing and branding shape our shopping and eating habits

  What our bodies “really” need to stay active and healthy

  Supermarket skills: dodging consumer traps and maximizing shopping dollars

  What is the impact of food policies on our health and well-being?

  Portion size, serving size and belt size: how do they correlate?

  Decoding health claims and reading nutrition facts

  Why diets don’t work and what does

  Cooking simple, healthy meals that you and your family will love