Food is Elementary and Gardens Are Elementary, Too





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Uploaded on May 30, 2011

A presentation by Antonia Demas, Ph.D. and Kimberly Clarke, Ph.D..

Antonia Demas has a PhD from Cornell University in education, nutrition, and anthropology. She is the founder and director of the Food Studies Institue a non-profit organization devoted to improving the health and education of children by integrating a food-based curriculum into the academic disciplines and making food literacy and education priority.
The cirriculum is a research-based program modeled after the award-winning Trumansburg, New York study "Food Eduction in the Elementary Classroom."
Working with Dr. T. Colin Campbell Antonia completed her Cornell University doctoral thesis in 1995, it proved that a food-based cirriculum results in dramatic dietary accpetance of diverse healthful foods among children the elementary school lunch program.

Filming and editing by Dr William Harris M.D. November 2, 2002 at Ke Kula o Samuel M. Kamakau Hawaiian Language Charter School Kailua Hawaii
Sponsored by: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii http://www.vsh.org

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