Educating for a Better World
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 Spanish.
Explore our 2022 Year-End Review
Last year the Educated Choices Program provided free, life-changing information to students and community members around the world. Check the report for a detailed look at our 2022 impact, initiatives, and accomplishments made possible by our generous supporters.
Our educational packages are available in English, German, and Spanish.
Introducing "The Planet and Our Plates"
Developed in collaboration with EARTHDAY.ORG, the world's largest environmental movement, this newest presentation takes a deep dive into the ways our food choices affect the planet's health through deforestation, loss of biodiversity, pollution, land and water usage, waste management, and more.
Nearly 50% of our viewers make positive changes to their diet.
Our education efforts not only reduce the risk of chronic disease and other health conditions for community members around the globe, but they have also prevented an estimated 2,653,099 tonnes of CO2 emissions from being released into the environment.
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.
Diet and lifestyle heavily influence heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, certain cancers, and other diseases. This presentation examines the connections between diet and health and discusses ways that informed dietary choices can help prevent, manage or reverse 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 Physicians 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.
The Environment and
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.
The Planet and Our Plates
Developed in partnership with EARTHDAY.ORG, this exciting new presentation uses the latest statistics and data to explore the many ways our food systems impact the environmental crises our planet is facing. Viewers are empowered with tools and solutions for a more sustainable future, starting with their plates.
Our Carbon Foodprint
Developed in partnership with the Environmental Working Group (EWG), this video explores the environmental impacts associated with the production of modern food products and food waste while recognizing sustainable alternatives. Viewers learn about alternative products and practices to lessen their carbon footprint.
The Ethics of Eating
This presentation includes topics from other presentations, comprehensively exploring the impacts of industrial animal agriculture on human and planetary health. Participants examine and discuss ways to create a more sustainable world and learn about new food technologies that may address the negative impacts of our current food system.
Future of Food
Viewers 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 and 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.
Over 3 million viewers!
The Educated Choices Program is an international organization offering educational resources in English, Spanish, and German. Our presentations have reached over 3 million individuals in 43 countries and territories and counting. Don't see your country highlighted below? Don't worry. No matter where you live, you can book our presentations at no cost 24/7. All you need is internet access.
Our educational materials have been used in these 43 countries and territories so far: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Türkiye, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam.
Our presentations have been well-received by tens of thousands of educators and community organizations who use our educational resources in 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 many esteemed organizations. These achievements were awarded for our program’s demonstrated positive impact on the environment, and our responsible, transparent and efficient stewardship of donations entrusted to us.
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.
Support Our Program
We offer our presentations at no cost and 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 program. Together, we can empower current and future leaders and consumers to make food choices that lead to a healthier humanity and a more sustainable planet!