Discover how an enriched school
environment and curriculum can enhance student understanding of personal well-being and
the natural world.The Center for Ecoliteracy
has created this downloadable visual guide for educators and parents alike.
Download the Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment Visual Guide at the Center
for Ecoliteracy web site (2.5 mb).
a tour of the Linking Food, Culture, Health, and the Environment Visual Guide
Connecting School Lunch to the Curriculum
Understanding eating relationships lies at the heart of an integrated school lunch curriculum.
Exploring these relationships means looking at food “from field to table” and
how it is linked to culture and behavior.
Identifying the knowledge and skills that comprise a school lunch curriculum means using
tools such as Benchmarks for Science Literacy to map the basic content that all students
Exploring Food Across the Curriculum
With the basic curriculum map in place, we use state content standards to explore ways
to integrate the topic of food and food systems across disciplines.
Mapping Student Learning Goals
Aligning state standards to Project 2061 strand maps provides a framework for educators
to begin to articulate what they want students to know, understand, and be able to