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Create a student run farmer's market within high schools. This can be organized as part of a economics club or perhaps a completely separate club. The idea is that a set of students (led by a teacher/sponsor) will be responsible for creating a farmer

Create a student run farmer's market within high schools. This can be organized as part of a economics club or perhaps a completely separate club. The idea is that a set of students (led by a teacher/sponsor) will be responsible for creating a farmer

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Instead of adults telling children what's good for them, why not train children to function as food ambassadors?

Instead of adults telling children what's good for them, why not train children to function as food ambassadors?

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Get social influence inside the house with 'Taste and rate'. Every time you taste new (healthy) food as a child you can add it at your 'taste collection' and indicate if you liked it. The more you collect and the more you like, the more points you ge

Get social influence inside the house with 'Taste and rate'. Every time you taste new (healthy) food as a child you can add it at your 'taste collection' and indicate if you liked it. The more you collect and the more you like, the more points you ge

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We all know:  School food service sucks. Kids don't get enough time outside. Families  don't cook. Basic kitchen AND farming skills are being lost in a single generation.  A problem? Yes. But not one without a beautifully integrated solution: Seed to

We all know: School food service sucks. Kids don't get enough time outside. Families don't cook. Basic kitchen AND farming skills are being lost in a single generation. A problem? Yes. But not one without a beautifully integrated solution: Seed to

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10 times is how many times a new food must be tried before you really know whether you  like it or not.  Help children get past the "peas are yucky" stage by hosting a taste test of different recipes during lunch.  Provide incentives for tasting to k

10 times is how many times a new food must be tried before you really know whether you like it or not. Help children get past the "peas are yucky" stage by hosting a taste test of different recipes during lunch. Provide incentives for tasting to k

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Put recipe cards and cooking ideas next to the healthy food choices in the supermarket. This way people can be inspired or even be given the knowledge what to do with the raw ingredients.

Put recipe cards and cooking ideas next to the healthy food choices in the supermarket. This way people can be inspired or even be given the knowledge what to do with the raw ingredients.

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A multi compartment shopping cart, where the compartments represent a healthy balance of food, such as 50% of all food having to be fruit & vegetables. So families and kids automatically shop "the right way".

A multi compartment shopping cart, where the compartments represent a healthy balance of food, such as 50% of all food having to be fruit & vegetables. So families and kids automatically shop "the right way".

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The idea is to teach kids about the importance of fresh and healthy foods by a clear connection to their heroes. Everyone has a hero whether it’s Superman or Neil Armstrong. The idea also involves the parents but the key here is to let the kids take

The idea is to teach kids about the importance of fresh and healthy foods by a clear connection to their heroes. Everyone has a hero whether it’s Superman or Neil Armstrong. The idea also involves the parents but the key here is to let the kids take

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Parents drag kids through the produce aisle as they enter the grocery store. So why not use the opportunity to show kids the connection between some of their favorite book and cartoon characters and the healthy vegetables that inspired them?

Parents drag kids through the produce aisle as they enter the grocery store. So why not use the opportunity to show kids the connection between some of their favorite book and cartoon characters and the healthy vegetables that inspired them?

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Vending machines are required to allocate a percentage of space for locally produced and sourced produce and snacks.

Vending machines are required to allocate a percentage of space for locally produced and sourced produce and snacks.

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Last class of the day would bring cooking curriculum back into schools and solve an age old daily question 'WHAT'S FOR DINNER?'.  Kids would cook a tasty meal with enough servings to feed their family and bring it home for dinner!  This addresses sev

Last class of the day would bring cooking curriculum back into schools and solve an age old daily question 'WHAT'S FOR DINNER?'. Kids would cook a tasty meal with enough servings to feed their family and bring it home for dinner! This addresses sev

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A Vegetable Circus stage show uses movement arts and circus skills to teach children about healthy eating and living.  The performers are cool role models who visibly demonstrate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, while keeping the audience captiva

A Vegetable Circus stage show uses movement arts and circus skills to teach children about healthy eating and living. The performers are cool role models who visibly demonstrate the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, while keeping the audience captiva

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Interactive vending machine used to inform, educate and entertain. The thought process is not to replace sugar-laden vending machines, but place it next to them to help children make their own choice while learning about nutrition and where food actu

Interactive vending machine used to inform, educate and entertain. The thought process is not to replace sugar-laden vending machines, but place it next to them to help children make their own choice while learning about nutrition and where food actu

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