Educating for a Better World
The Educated Choices Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides food-related education empowering students and community members to recognize the importance and responsibility of making informed decisions about their food, building a healthier, more sustainable future for everyone.
Our digital presentations are available in English, German, and soon Spanish.
Educating for a Better World
The Educated Choices Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides food-related education to empower students and community members to recognize the importance and responsibility of making informed decisions about their food, building a healthier, more sustainable future for everyone.
More than 50% of our viewers make positive changes to their diets.
We estimate our education efforts help save over 156,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases and other health conditions for over 260,000 people each year.
ECP offers engaging presentation topics that inspire participation, critical thinking, and enthusiastic discussion. Our audience-specific educational materials encourage viewers of all ages to analyze common misconceptions surrounding our current food system and its impact on human and planetary health. We cite current, widely-recognized research and information on these topics, and provide legitimate facts in a non-judgmental, honest, and respectful manner.
Our digital presentations are free of charge, available online 24/7, and are accompanied by lesson plans, discussion prompts, and a digital library of additional resources.
Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, certain cancers, and other diseases are heavily influenced by diet and lifestyle. These presentations examine the connections between diet and health and discuss ways that informed dietary choices can help prevent or relieve diseases. It also explores how modern farming and agricultural practices contribute to present-day public health concerns.
The Power of Nutrition in Disease Prevention
Created in partnership with the Physician's Association for Nutrition, this presentation takes a deeper look at the links between diet and some of the most prevalent diseases and nutrient deficiencies. In addition to the topics covered in Healthful Eating, this presentation examines the importance of micro and macronutrients, the sources and optimal levels of vitamins and minerals, and the link between our food choices and inflammation.
This presentation explores how the current global demand for animal products and related crops affect ecosystems and our health through global warming, the depletion of natural resources, the loss of wildlife, deforestation, ocean depletion, and the pollution of soil, water and air. Participants discuss alternative food choices that can help protect our environment.
We are partnering with EARTHDAY.org to develop an advanced version of this presentation. Read the update here.
The Ethics of Eating
This presentation includes topics from other presentations, comprehensively exploring the impacts of food choices on human health, the environment, and modern agriculture. Participants investigate and discuss ways to create a more sustainable planet and learn about new food technologies that may address the negative impacts of our current food system.
Future of Food: Cell-Based & Plant-Based Technologies
Viewers will discover how food science innovations have the potential to revolutionize modern food production and consumption systems, as well as address health, sustainability and ethical concerns. This presentation explores plant-based meats, cultivated (cell-based) meats, and "animal-free" dairy and egg technologies, taking an in-depth look at the science behind their production, as well as the benefits, with a vision for a more sustainable, healthy and compassionate food system.
ECP is committed to empowering communities by raising awareness of their influence in making our world a better place with informed, healthful and sustainable food choices.
The Educated Choices Program is an international organization offering services worldwide in both English and German. Presentations will also be available in Spanish later this year.
Our educational presentations have reached over 2.4 million individuals to date. Let us help find the best educational resources for your classroom, community venue or organization.
Español (Fall 2022)
Our presentations have been well-received by tens of thousands of educators and community organizations who routinely welcome us to return to their classrooms and venues year after year.
What our viewers are saying:
“My classes have had the opportunity to listen to the presentation on Healthful Eating. After the presentations I have had a few students approach me saying they really learned a lot from the presentation. One said that they didn't understand how unhealthy they had been eating, and that they had just assumed that it was healthy since the food was coming from their parents…I would recommend this to all Health teachers, because it lets students know there are plenty of options at their disposal and that healthful eating is very attainable." - 9th Grade Teacher, Waukee, Iowa
Awards & Accolades
We are honored to have been recognized by so many esteemed organizations. These achievements were awarded for our program’s demonstrated positive impact on the environment, our efficient stewardship of donations entrusted to us, our accountability, and our transparency.
We have partnered with these and other influential organizations to ensure that our presentations have the most up-to-date information and can reach the most individuals for the greatest impact. Through collaboration, we are able to empower students and community members worldwide with the knowledge to enact real change for our collective future.
Support Our Program
As a non-profit organization, we offer our presentations at no cost and we rely solely on donations to continue our important work! Please consider making a one-time donation or signing up to be a monthly donor to support our education programs. Together, we can empower tomorrow’s leaders and consumers to make food choices that lead to a healthier humanity and a more sustainable planet!