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ERIC Number: EJ878032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Going Locavore: Teaching Students about the Benefits of Food Produced Locally
Farenga, Stephen; Ness, Daniel
Science Scope, v33 n5 p52-56 Jan 2010
A term that is fairly new to the English vernacular is "locavore." This term describes anyone who eats food that is grown locally. A locavore diet consists of both perishable and imperishable food that is generally produced within a 100-mile radius of one's home. The purpose of the movement is not only to eat freshly prepared meals, but also to reduce waste. This article describes the need for a locavore diet and presents three activities that help students to understand the benefits of consuming food produced locally; and hones critical-thinking skills in the process. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A