FoodFight’s mission is to revolutionize the way we eat and think about food. Using schools as a platform, FoodFight arms teachers, students and school staff with the tools and knowledge they need to make healthier choices and become role models and agents of change for their families and communities.
As long time public educators, the co-founders of FoodFight watched their students come to school every day with their bags of chips and cans of soda, experiencing first-hand the terrible impact that a nutritionally bankrupt diet had not only on their health, but also on their ability to focus and succeed in school. Almost all of their students spoke of serious cases of obesity, diabetes and other diet-related diseases in their families. Through their students’ experience, a story emerged of a society that is overfed yet undernourished, one in which individuals struggle with a food and health crisis but lack the awareness and knowledge necessary to make healthier choices.
The FoodFight team believes that education is a critical element in combating America’s health crisis and that schools should be at the forefront of a campaign to transform our nation’s eating habits and lead us towards a more healthful and sustainable future. As part of this mission, the organization offers a unique food literacy curriculum for teachers, students, parents and school staff that moves beyond traditional Nutrition 101 and digs deeper to also address questions of food politics, critical consumership and media literacy.
Visit the FoodFight website to learn how you can start revolutionizing food education at your school!