The Food Studies Institute has introduced the Food is Elementary curriculum to a dozen schools in Baltimore City, including Hampstead Hill Academy, Stadium School, Franciscan Youth Center, Cristo Rey School, Friends School, Baltimore Montessori School, City Neighbors?, Green School?
Hampstead Hill Academy (PK-8), Baltimore, MD
A collaborative research project between the Food Studies Institute, Fusion Partnerships, the Baltimore Curriculum Project, and Baltimore City Public Schools, with funding from the Weinberg Foundation, the Abell Foundation, Associated Black Charities Foundation, the Roswell Foundation, Whole Foods and donations by local businesses such as National Lumber, Meyer Seed Company, and more.
Data collected demonstrated the following results:
Each classroom evaluated showed children changing their favorite foods from unhealthy to healthy options, with a total of XX nutritious foods being added.
All students receiving nutrition education and hands-on food experiences which included using the FIE curriculum showed improvements in food and nutrition knowledge. The mean increase between the pre and post-test scores was 38% (10 points).
parents volunteers in the classroom