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Mr. Wise from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fast Food Nation for Kids!!!

The cost of a classroom set of the book "Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food" by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson is $638, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $638 goal

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I am a Teach for America Corps member at a low-performing public middle school in Washington Heights, New York. Washington Heights is a neighborhood stricken by poverty and drug trafficking, and 99% of my students are eligible for free lunches. I recently came across a wonderful book called "Chew on This." It is co-written by Eric Schlosser, the author of "Fast Food Nation," and it talks about the fast-food industry and its effects on one's health, the economy, and the environment. As with "Fast Food Nation," Schlosser balances "gross out" facts with compelling information and personal stories. In this adaptation, he also quotes kids about their experiences and opinions. I want my students to read this book so that they can make informed choices about their food consumption. Unfortunately, many of my students are overweight, and their social consciousness is slim to non-existent. I hope that by reading this book, my students will begin to think about how their personal choices can affect not only their bodies, but also the world around them.

Mr. Wise
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food Eric Schlosser, Charles Wilson • Barnes and Noble $12.80 35 $448.00

Materials cost

$448.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$522.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.75

Total project goal

$637.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$637.50

1 Donor

-$601.16

Donations toward project cost

-$523.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.64

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$0.00

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