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Educated Choices Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization empowering students and community members around the world to build a healthier, more sustainable future for everyone. We offer free educational resources to show current and future consumers the importance and impact of their food choices.
To provide science-based education about the impact of food choices, empowering current and future consumers and leaders to help create a healthier, more sustainable food system for all.
Societies in which all community members are equipped with the knowledge of how their individual food choices impact health and environmental issues worldwide, leading to improved personal and planetary health.
Educated Choices Program is an international organization offering services worldwide in English, Spanish, and German. Our educational presentations have reached over 2.6 million individuals to date. Let us help find the best educational resources for your classroom, community venue, or organization.
Our Core Values
ECP is an academic organization providing free educational programs developed from the latest scientific data. We pride ourselves on providing only cited, factual and unbiased information to encourage discussions surrounding the impact of food choices and critical thinking about solutions to the health and environmental crises we face worldwide. We believe education is a right.
Our programs aim to equip students and communities with the knowledge of where their food comes from, how it is produced, and how it affects their health, our planet, and all others who live here. We then empower participants to use the new information to make food choices that align with their values and lead to the future they want to see for generations to come.
We at ECP feel that we ALL share the responsibility to leave the world better than we found it to the best of one's abilities and according to one's circumstances. This not only pertains to the responsibility that we feel as an organization to provide the education needed for society to move toward a more sustainable food system, but this also applies to each person with whom we interact. We encourage viewers to responsibly evaluate their new knowledge and current food choices, make positive changes, and share what they have learned with others. It takes everyone's participation to create a better future.
As responsible stewards of the funds entrusted to us, we are dedicated to ensuring the maximum impact of our work and diligently collecting, analyzing and providing research data to prove it. Our Living Lab survey data allows us to measure the effectiveness of messaging and activities in our presentations. Using this data, we are able to regularly adapt our approach to result in the best understanding of the materials we present, thus leading to a higher percentage of empowered leaders and consumers destined to change the landscape of our current food system through demand for healthy and sustainable foods.
We are dedicated to ensuring inclusivity both inside our organization and our education program’s content and delivery. We have an internal ARDI (Anti-Racism, Diversity and Inclusion) committee overseen by our Human Resources Department and composed of members of our staff and board. This committee is focused on achieving and strengthening a just and equitable culture at ECP. They offer educational opportunities for our employees and ensure that our programmatic materials are representative of and sensitive to the challenges, traditions, and beliefs of everyone with whom we come in contact through our work.
Honesty and transparency are of the utmost importance to us. Our educational programs are offered at no cost and consist of factual information provided by reputable scientific sources. The material we present is updated regularly to ensure the most up-to-date information. We, as an organization, follow the science as opposed to the profit from any corporation or interests of any specific group. We practice this same level of transparency and stewardship when handling funds and providing reports and updates to donors and the public. Learn more about our Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.
Our commitment to excellence is displayed by every member of our team and shows in the work that we do, the feedback we receive and the doors opened to us. We are driven to consistently provide the highest quality educational programs and to grow responsibly and sustainably to reach the maximum amount of students and community members possible worldwide. Of equal importance, we provide our staff with professional development and growth opportunities to allow them to excel and find fulfillment in their careers. We fully realize that these two things go hand in hand. This mentality has helped make ECP what it is today and will continue to lead us into a successful future.