Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Great resource for teachers in Foods and Nutrition......

Food Literacy • noun • füd 'li-t(ə-)rə-sē
Understanding the story of one’s food, from farm to table and back to the soil; the knowledge and ability to make informed choices that support one’s health, community, and the environment.


Dear Friends of Nourish,
We're excited to announce our new Food Literacy Quiz, a fun, interactive way for people of all ages to explore the story of their food—"from farm to table and back to the soil."
Developed in partnership with Food Day, the quiz has already engaged more than 20,000 people with 15 thoughtprovoking questions that reveal fascinating facts about food, health, and the environment. A few examples:
  • Of the average dollar spent on food, what share goes to farmers and farm workers?
  • On average, how much water is required to produce one serving of a typical hamburger versus one serving of lettuce?
  • A typical 20-oz. bottle of soda, like those sold in vending machines, contains the equivalent of how many teaspoons of sugar?
Illustrated with beautiful images, the quiz offers easy-to-understand explanations to each question with the goal of increasing food literacy.
We invite you to take the quiz and share it with your friends.

Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities. Nourish is a program of WorldLink, a nonprofit organization dedicated to education for sustainability. Visit

Monday, February 17, 2014

Flooded with Coats

In order to help the flood victims, Dakota Ridge High School came together to donate clothes, hats, gloves, coats and other articles of clothing to give to students affected by the floods from this past September at  Milliken Middle School, and the surrounding community.  Over five hundred articles of clothing have been donated to these victims. Brandon Lovejoy, a junior at Dakota Ridge, had the idea to start this project.  In addition to Dakota helping out, many clubs such as our, Education Exploration Class, Interior Design, Christian Club, International Baccalaureate, as well our seminar committee, who spear headed the whole drive for Milliken Middle School, helped in order to make this possible.  Along with the clothes, Dakota students have made Valentine’s Day themed hearts with each Milliken student’s name written on the hearts to hang within the cafeteria at Milliken Middle School.
These donations and the hearts were packed and delivered on January 30th, 2014 to the middle school.  Thank you to everyone who donated, and to our school community, and also a very special thank you to Brandon Lovejoy for having a considerate heart for these affected families and students.