Fight Against Food Deserts

Grade: 1st Grade
Topics: Healthy eating, growing food
Social Justice Skills: Critical thinking, letter writing, self-determination, fairness
Created by: Sarah Stewart

In this unit, the students will investigate the growth process of plants and different healthy foods that can be grown from plants. The students will also explore the food chain and discuss healthy food options. They will have the opportunity to grow their own plants, visit local farmers markets and seek out the healthy and “not so healthy” choices within their community. Through their investigations, they find that their community is a “food desert” which means finding healthy. fresh food is extremely difficult to do where they live.

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