Did you know that the countries with the highest rate of osteoporosis – Finland, Sweden, United States, & England – are also the countries with the highest rate of consumption of dairy products? (The Food Revolution, by John Robbins, p. 104) The fact is: Personal Health is intrinsically linked to Planetary Sustainability!
The educational initiative at VAI is geared toward both school age children and adults. Some of the information that we will provide may not be popular, but it is necessary to start telling the truth. Corporations have coerced and misled the public for profits. It’s high time we speak out to protect our and our children’s future – the health of humans and the planet. We will tell the truth.
The planned curriculum has five main structures which will be customized for different languages and cultures. Curricula will be developed for Kindergarten thru second grade, 3rd through 5th, 6th through 8th (middle school), 9th through 12th grade (high school) students and for adults. Each school level course will include an age appropriate video and printed work sheets. The course work for the two older school age groups will also include vocabulary lists, quizzes, and other assessment tools. The oldest children will be provided with two weeks worth of informational materials. The implementation of the initial curricula will be expanded with the addition of greenhouse gardening projects for those schools that are interested in adding that program into their school curriculum. Food grown through this initiative could be included into the schools lunch program.
It is imperative that children are not just informed, but also inspired to act upon the information, and to inspire those that are still uninformed. The coursework that we will present is meant to be remembered for future use and reference, not just for entertainment.
The faster we can receive funding for the project, the faster we can complete the curriculum. We will start our program at the high schools, since these children will soon be taking their place in society. We hope to follow rapidly with all the other levels as soon as possible. With sufficient funding ALL of these materials can be distributed for free!
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