Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Alison Pugh
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Edmonds Community College
SD-2: Food Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Alison Pugh
Sustainability Researcher
Workforce Development & Training
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Are students educated in an academic class about how to make eco-positive food choices?:

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Food choices and food systems are covered in a wide variety of classes. Food systems is a module in ENRGY 105, Introduction to Sustainability. This content is also covered in Human Ecology courses in the Anthropology department and of course CLART 208, Sustainable Foodservice provides relevant material. A number of English courses use food-centric books in English classes, but this depends on the instructor's interest level. In general, real food is a hot topic around campus.

Are students educated in dining facilities about how to make eco-positive food choices?:

Provide a brief description:

Students working in our dining facilities are culinary arts students. CLART 208, Sustainable Foodservice is a required course for culinary arts degrees.

Are students educated during orientation about how to make eco-positive food choices?:

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Are students educated in other venues about how to make eco-positive food choices?:

Provide a brief description:

The college along with Food Revolution Snohomish County and other partners began to offer an annual festival last spring called, "Celebration of Food Festival." This free festival brought 1500 community members together to learn about real food: producing it, buying it, and cooking with it.

Is there a program by which students are encouraged to and/or taught how to grow their own food?:

Provide a brief description of the program:

Student can volunteer in the Community Garden on campus and learn techniques there as well as receive food in exchange for hours worked.

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