The Educated Choices Program seeks to empower high school and middle school students to make thoughtful and responsible food choices.
ECP offers five engaging, interactive presentations that encourage participation and critical thinking. Using age-appropriate videos, activities and open-ended questions we challenge students to identify widespread assumptions about human health, the environment and the use of animals. By providing only current, mainstream research and information about these issues, we give students legitimate facts that inform their food choices in a non-judgmental, honest and respectful way. Our goal is for students to learn about and consider food choices that improve their health, benefit the environment and consider animals with compassion.
Presentations are either 45 or 90 minutes long, but can often be adapted and formatted to a teacher’s specific needs. There are also more advanced offerings for AP, college-prep and college-level classrooms. Additionally, we provide free resources to help teachers expand on the program’s themes: