The Earth Voice Food Choice Project addresses these fundamental issues directly and offers solutions.
This Manual presents documented facts on how individual food choices affect the world and our health. It explains the USDA’s inability to deal with this problem and shows how you could be part of the solution. There are chapters on how to implement a healthy food and education project and how to present the material to students, teachers, parents and food service personnel. There is a food service section on preparation complete with guidelines for setting up a kitchen, familysize recipes and bulk plantbased recipes that fit within the USDA’s guidelines and draw from existing food commodities. The manual also contains letter writing actions, handouts, letters, announcements and articles that can be photocopied and distributed. The Earth Voice Food Choice DVD is an actual presentation delivered by the author (See Chapter 17) and provides an even more dramatic vehicle for getting the message across.
Providing teachers with this information is an effective and efficient method of disseminating this information to students. You can enable the education system to teach solutions, assist schools to teach by example and help young people realize their power as consumers.
For the most part, our government is run by industry. Industry is run by consumerism. We run consumerism. The most powerful way we can voice our opinions is to vote with our money.
Teaching students, educators, parents and food service personnel to ask for, offer and consume more plant foods in schools will help to initiate a positive shift in our government’s largest feeding program. This awareness could rally people to make healthier choices in the market place. Imagine redirecting the way the United States produces food. The possibilities for beneficial change are monumental.