HEALTH One of the world’s most important food crops may be declining in quality due to greenhouse gas emissions. (Scientific American) Where is rice a staple food? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s MapMaker Interactive map of rice-producing nations. Discussion Ideas The nutritional value of rice may fall as … Continue reading As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Rice Becomes Less Nutritious
HEALTH Scientists studied more than 1,000 raw foods, assigning each a nutritional fitness score. The higher the score, the more likely each food would meet your daily nutritional needs when eaten in combination with other foods. A great BBC graphic! (BBC) Nutrition? What is nutrition? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The great BBC graphic … Continue reading What Are the World’s Most Nutritious Foods?
As a biology teacher who is a passionate proponent of teaching evolution as the backbone of my classes, I constantly get bombarded by students with tons of evolution questions. I do a lot of work correcting their misconceptions and clarifying some of the more nuanced aspects of evolutionary theory. YES, evolution IS a theory and here’s why that is a GOOD thing. Perhaps my favorite … Continue reading Talking Evolution: Are We Still Evolving?
ENVIRONMENT Unfortunately, the popular meme speaks the truth: You really, really shouldn’t feed ducks bread. (Popular Science) What do ducks eat? Learn a little more about mallards with our great resource! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas So, most people have been feeding ducks all wrong. Why do experts recommend not feeding ducks bread crumbs? … Continue reading Stop Feeding Ducks Bread
HEALTH When schools aren’t forced to provide healthy food, they usually don’t, according to a new study. (TIME) Does your school provide healthy school lunches? Learn more about nutrition, and use our partner resources to better understand how to bring “food justice” to your classroom. Discussion Ideas According to the short TIME article, few schools “offered healthy food options before the U.S. Department of Agriculture … Continue reading Some Schools Still Don’t Meet Nutrition Standards