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Teaching the Food System

A Project of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future



Ingredients of the Food System

Lesson Summary

After reflecting on the roles food plays in their lives, students will follow the stages along the supply chains of several foods from field to plate. They will explore the relationships between food, health, justice and the environment and depict them on posters and graphic organizers.


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