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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Nutrition

Cooking with the class? Folding nutrition concepts into the core curriculum? Worrying about what students are getting at the cafeteria or corner store? Healthy eating is on this menu.

Summer Fun with Food: 10 Resources to Learn About Healthy Eating

Summer is the perfect time to teach your kids about healthy eating. Here are a variety of resources to pique interest in healthy foods at the farmer's market, in the garden, and in the kitchen.

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Learning to Care: A Night in the Global Village
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Learning to Care: A Night in the Global Village

In Perryville, Arkansas, Heifer International re-creates communities from developing countries so kids can experience firsthand how to survive in substandard living conditions.

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First-Class Citizens: Civics Isn't Just a Class
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First-Class Citizens: Civics Isn't Just a Class

Hudson High School has become a laboratory of democracy, challenging widely held assumptions about how schools can and should operate.

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What Works: In Five Days

By week's end you can begin good habits or launch a new project.

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A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners (ELL)
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A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners

C.P. Squires Elementary School harnesses parents, businesspeople, and retirees for academic and financial support and to staff after-school programs.

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The Edible Schoolyard Yields Seed-to-Table Learning
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The Edible Schoolyard Yields Seed-to-Table Learning

This campus gardening project has done more than teach students about the fundamentals of organic gardening. It's taught life lessons about interdependence, caring for the environment, and the value of hard work.

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Building a Better School With Brain-Based Learning
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Building a Better School with Brain-Based Learning

Technology use, strategies based on brain research, and unique classroom environments for different learning styles give students an edge at Key Largo School in Florida.

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A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners (ELL)
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A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners

C.P. Squires Elementary School harnesses parents, businesspeople, and retirees for academic and financial support and to staff after-school programs.

1 2,209 views
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Fashionable Feasts: Lunch Box 2.0

Bye-bye, brown bag. Hello, hot lunch.

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Summer Fun with Food: 10 Resources to Learn About Healthy Eating

Summer is the perfect time to teach your kids about healthy eating. Here are a variety of resources to pique interest in healthy foods at the farmer's market, in the garden, and in the kitchen.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Building a Better School Lunch

National School Lunch Week is October 14-18. To help schools celebrate, Edutopia's VideoAmy has collected videos and resources to encourage students and teachers rethink healthy eating.

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Celebrating School Lunch

Blogger Anne O'Brien reports on the new nutrition standards that bring healthier food and more adequate meals to students in need. (Updated 10/2013)

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Talking Shop: Food Justice Lessons and a Student-Run Grocery Store

Guest blogger Jez Luckett, winner of a personal battle against obesity, describes his afterschool program that educates children in a lower-income urban community about the basics of nutrition and healthy shopping.

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