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Growing Community Roots
"Growing Community Roots" digs into the history of gardening and the important role community gardens play in creating a healthier, more equitable food system in the United States. This short video presentation and educational package are designed for viewers ages 12+.
"Micronutrients, often referred to as vitamins and minerals, are vital to healthy development, disease prevention, and wellbeing. With the exception of vitamin D, micronutrients are not produced in the body and must be derived from the diet...Deficiencies can have devastating consequences." - CDC
Our presentations are science-based and updated frequently with the latest data from well-respected and reputable organizations. We pride ourselves on providing only cited, factual, and unbiased information to encourage discussions surrounding the impact of food choices and to promote critical thinking about solutions to the health and environmental crises we face worldwide.
We believe education is a right. Our presentations and additional educational resources are always free.
Booking for your students? Educated Choices Program presentations support Academic Standards for Science, Social Studies, Food and Consumer Science, Health and Physical Education, Language/Arts, Advanced Academics/Gifted and College-prep courses. Click on the buttons below for country and grade level to review how ECP presentations support individual Academic Standards.
The Educated Choices Program is an international organization offering educational resources in English, Spanish, and German. Our presentations have reached over 2.9 million individuals in 30 countries and territories 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 30 countries and territories so far: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mauritius, Mexico, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States
Reviews & Quotes
Our content has been well-received by millions of people worldwide. We are proud to be welcomed back year after year by teachers, community organizations, companies, and other groups that care about making a positive impact on our future.
“I think this information should be shown to people worldwide. I think it is the first step in making change...” - College Senior, Tacoma, Washington
“I have made changes to my health. It’s hard to change a lifestyle but it is worth it if you're helping your future, health, and community.” - College Senior, Houston, Texas
“There are better, healthier and more beneficial ways of consuming food that will preserve the environment, animals and humans.” - College Senior, Houston, Texas
“Great work presenting me with new ways to eat clean and to enjoy the many things we enjoy.” - College Junior, San Jose City College, San Jose, California
“My class is doing an entire presentation on several different aspects of food ethics. I feel as though this is very helpful, as we, as a class, are able to see the many different ways we can alter our eating habits in order to help the Earth.” - 12 grader, Stamford, Connecticut
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