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  • Young children have an inherent curiosity about food and natural. Gardening and cooking projects are fun for children. It is important to incorporate food knowledge into the curriculum from kindergarten to grade 12. This strategy ensures that all children gain basic skills in gardening and food preparation.
  • Online courses provide accessibility and flexible education. They cater to multiple learning styles and allow interaction of participants from around the world.
  • Good experiential learning combines direct experiences that are meaningful to the student, with guided reflection and analysis.
  • As a North American society, we have lost the sense of healthy leisure and recreation. A good way to inspire behavioural change is to engage community members in fun and transformative learning experiences.
  • People become inspired when they hear and see others who have made changes. The purpose of sharing good food stories is to inspire change and instill the notion that, “yes, indeed”, it can be done.
  • The presence of agricultural, food and culinary schools is important for job creation and career promotion through enhanced professional skills in the food and beverage industries. Universities and community colleges have the opportunity to develop additional programs in ecological farming methods.
  • Student farms are essential in preparing for a sustainable food future. Most of the interest for university farms is coming from students who have minimal farming experience and who have grown up in urban environments.
  • Community kitchen facilities are a crucial education tool for urban communities.