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“When it comes to healthy eating, options are often limited for urban youth,” says María Elena Torre, director of the Public Science Project at the
We couldn't agree more. This month, WKCD showcases youth and their adult allies for whom healthy eating has become a mantra.
In "Urban Youth Take Up the Cause of Healthy Eating"--the first story in this three-part series--students at a charter school in Oakland, as part of a service-learning project with the National Council of La Raza, take turns interviewing each other about their daily diet, and videotape the results.
In "Rethinking School Lunch," students in
In "Schoolyard Gardeners Nourish New Ideas," we learn about schools where students are replacing asphalt with raised beds and seeds, growing their own food and sharing the surplus with neighbors. "I can already smell the broccoli," says seventh-grader
All three pieces include lots of resources and links for folks who want to know more, as well as history and statistics.
This month's edition of WKCD.ORG also features young journalists at Y-Press reporting on youth and social justice, and high school students in
As always, your interest means the world to these young people and the adults who guide them. Read their stories--and forward to friends!
With good wishes,
Barbara Cervone, Ed.D., President
Friday, December 4, 2009
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