"FoodFight offers an innovative nutrition education curriculum for high school students and teachers emphasizing critical concepts of nutrition, food politics and media literacy. Our goal is to revolutionize the way students and educators think about food and its role in their lives.
The fast food industry spends billions of dollars a year on advertising targeting our children who lack the tools to make healthy choices. FoodFight arms students with the knowledge and resources they need in order to resist the lure of junk food and the advertising campaigns designed to encourage the overconsumption of nutritionally bankrupt food and beverages.
In partnership with the Nutrition Education Program at Teachers College Columbia University, FoodFight runs teacher education workshops to build a community of teachers who are passionate about food politics and committed to encouraging their students to think in new ways about the food they eat and the products they buy. Our team of nutritionists, doctors, urban gardeners and chefs will be supporting the participating teachers in their schools.
FoodFight offers a model for a national campaign to educate a new generation of students who are knowledgeable about nutrition, take ownership over their health and wellbeing and become socially active in the push to achieve nutritional justice."