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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.

Culinary Arts Integration: 12 PBL Activities Students Can Sink Their Teeth Into

Use the study and preparation of food as a cross-curricular PBL modality in math, chemistry, social studies, history, or language arts classes.

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A Healthy School Lunch
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A Healthy School Lunch

Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, California, serves up nutritious and delicious food kids love -- some of it locally grown in the school's own garden.

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Fashionable Feasts: Lunch Box 2.0

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

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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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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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Reflecting on Video Games, Learning and Nutrition

Activist principal Pam Howard talks about the successful nutritional outcome of health-focused gaming software.

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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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A Delectable and Academically Integrated School Lunch?

NYC's Calhoun School serves healthy lunches that are educational, affordable, and eagerly anticipated by students. Their lead chef also describes how the program is scalable.

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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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Fashionable Feasts: Lunch Box 2.0

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

1,579 views
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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.

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