Angela McKee-Brown is passionate about how food builds and uplifts our kids as well as our communities. Executive Director of the Edible Schoolyard Project, Angie is taking on the question “what changes in our food system as a result of Edible Education?” With over a million students worldwide having been through this curriculum, the impact is not small potatoes. Join the dialogue.
The Edible Schoolyard Project teaches academic subjects and nutrition through the natural world. Founded 25 years ago in Berkeley, CA by renowned chef and activist Alice Waters, there are now a million graduates of their curriculum and 5,000 affiliate programs globally. Angie is talking about learning in an unconventional setting as a way of building a generation of informed and healthy eaters, with major impacts on communities, and on food producers.
We are diving further into the topic of school lunches that we explored with Marion Nestle talking about investing in school food as an essential investment in our kids. Angie makes a powerful case for the ripple impacts on our kids’ learning, on the people who work in our schools and cafeterias, and on how we grow our food. The Edible Schoolyard Project is hard at work ensuring that their programs are accessible to all during Covid. Join us to learn about how they are educating and feeding kids at home, and ways to participate.