ATLANTA, August 30, 2023 - The Educated Choices Program (ECP) has been named a National Changemaker by the Eat the Change Impact grant program for a third consecutive year. This award is granted to organizations that work to educate communities on planet-friendly foods and create more resilient, equitable, and just food systems.
ECP’s program was selected because of its ability to help people learn more about where their food comes from, expand access and demand for planet-friendly diets in historically underserved communities, support creative and emerging approaches that help lead to new and effective ways of thinking and eating, and promote the analysis, understanding, and education about the link between our diets and climate change. These values are reflected in the Educated Choices Program’s mission and vision statements. They are accomplished by its free, accessible video presentations and educational packages, including “The Environment and Modern Agriculture,” “The Planet and Our Plates” in collaboration with EARTHDAY.ORG, and “Growing Community Roots” in collaboration with U.S. Representative Oye Owolewa and Martha’s Table, and the upcoming “Our Carbon Footprint” developed in partnership with the Environmental Working Group.
The Eat the Change Impact, the philanthropic partner of the plant-based snack company Eat the Change, was launched in 2020 and has awarded more than $1.25 million to national and community-based nonprofits working to promote and expand access to climate-friendly foods. This grant will support the development of new educational presentations on food waste and food systems and will advance ECP’s mission to educate and empower students and communities with the knowledge to make informed and mindful food choices.
“We are thrilled to support this year’s Changemakers. Our community-based partners are creating positive, lasting change by developing healthier, stronger people and a healthier planet.” - Julie Farkas, Co Founder and Chief Impact Officer at Eat the Change.
"To have been chosen as a recipient of this Changemaker award for the third consecutive year is a true honor! The ETC Impact Fund's continued support shows that they share in our belief that education has the power to create a more sustainable food system. We are thrilled to have them as allies in our mission to educate for a better world!" - Karyn Knox, Chief Development and Partnerships Officer at Educate Choices Program.
About Educated Choices Program
The Educated Choices Program is an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free food literacy education to equip students and community members with critical knowledge to improve human and planetary health. Its educational packages have been viewed by more than 3 million people in three languages across thirty-eight countries and counting. Learn more at www.ecprogram.org.
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