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Ms. W. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Food Literacy

My students need multiple copies of 9 books about food, such as "Eat This, Not That" to use as a classroom resource.

  • $801 goal

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Often, my 9th graders are eating candy and soda for breakfast... Or, it's a bacon-egg-and-cheese (everyday?!) sandwich. In this urban environment, food is quick (at the corner) and cheap (25-cent bag of chips), but it is often not healthy...

I want my students to take better care of themselves and to be more educated consumers. We attend an art & media school, and yet our 9th grade students have not needed to confront the media messages regarding what they put into their bodies. I want them to begin this complex dialogue of messages, choices, and the effect on my student lives.

As part of our next Environmental Science Unit, I'd like to do "reading circles" where each group reads a different book. The books' topics will range from corporate agriculture, genetically modified food, fast food, and obesity in America. Not only will this activity educate my students on what they are putting into their bodies, where it comes from, and how it is related to the rest of the world.... It will also improve their literacy skills and get them ready for the type of non-fiction reading they will need to be prepared to do in college. They will keep a reading log and discuss the books in a type of activity called a "Reading Rotation."

We can't read if we don't have books!!!! Please consider donating to this project. It will help my students have sharper minds and slimmer bodies!

Ms. W.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America Morgan Spurlock • Barnes and Noble $12.60 9 $113.40
Eat This, Not That!: The Best (and Worst) Foods: The No-Diet Weight Loss Solution David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding • Barnes and Noble $19.99 1 $19.99
The End of Food Paul Roberts • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Eat This Not That!: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More! David Zinczenko, With Matt Goulding • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Eat This Not That! for Kids: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps that Can Save Your Child from Obesity David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding • Barnes and Noble $6.98 16 $111.68
Fed Up!: Winning the War Against Childhood Obesity Susan Okie • Barnes and Noble $10.48 1 $10.48
Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World Greg Critser • Barnes and Noble $11.70 9 $105.30
Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food Eric Schlosser, Charles Wilson • Barnes and Noble $7.99 12 $95.88
The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat Michael Pollan • Barnes and Noble $7.99 12 $95.88

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