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Monday, September 6, 2010

Let's Talk about Food

What's your favorite
food season?

In trying to encourage the kids to become excited and interested in the food they eat, we challenged them to name the season(s) in which certain crops can be grown and distributed locally within the northeast.

Talking about seasonal produce with the kids often leads to discussion of their local climate, what their state or community is capable of growing or raising throughout the year, and issues of distribution such as cost, transport, and access.

We also like to have the kids discuss the origins of their favorite foods and meals so that they can better understand where and how their preferred foods are first grown and prepared as separate components to be processed into singular goods.

Can you break down your favorite food?

Media (text and image) created and published by Rebekah Carter 2010.

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