Our vision is for every child to have access to learning environments that connect food with education. We work toward a future where all schools and families prioritize food literacy by giving kids the tools to understand where food comes from, how it nourishes us, and how it shapes our relationships. This approach is our opportunity to change the health of our nation.
Why is EcoSpaces
We believe eating patterns are set when we are young, making EcoSpaces Education more than an opportunity to feed kids healthy meals; it’s an opportunity to shape how kids and grownups will eat in the future by prioritizing a comprehensive, holistic approach to healthy relationships with food.
“Teaching children bad eating habits means creating yet another generation of Americans who will have to break those habits and given what we know about the long-term effects of those habits, it is our responsibility to be instrumental in effecting these changes.”
Our hope for our students is to build a connection between personal health and the origins of their food, while instilling a strong sense of community and an understanding of sustainability.
“We are not going to get children to eat healthy and be more active physically until we create an environment that fosters the highest values.”
Our goal is for all students to learn the vital relationship of food to agriculture and of food to culture in general, and how food affects the quality of our everyday lives…after all, we are what we eat!