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Contact Jade Guthrie if you have any questions about this program.

Jade Guthrie
Community Learning and Engagement Curriculum Lead and Educator
jade@foodshare.net

With our shareable, open-source guides and toolkits, educators can easily bring food justice into their learning spaces. Our lesson plans help create culturally-affirming learning environments where participants of all ages can share and build on their knowledge about the food system and can identify ways to engage in creating meaningful change. Scroll down for programming ideas on the right to food, racial and environmental justice, reconciliation, body liberation and fat acceptance, and poverty reduction.

Please note: We’ve archived some of our older resources, so if you’re looking for something that you don’t see on this page, please reach out to jade@foodshare.net for assistance.

Recently Added Resources + Workshops

This is where you’ll find the most recently updated, re-vamped or freshly designed lesson plans, educational tools and learning units from Field to Table Schools. Whether it’s an adapted tried and true activity from the early days, something hot off the press, or something literally “dusted off” because the time is right – again. We hope you find them useful!

This series covers the following:

  • Week 1: Weight and See: Participants will engage in conversations about fat shaming and weight stigma, exploring how these impact people’s everyday lives and food choices. Participants will be introduced to key body liberation and fat acceptance concepts.
  • Week 2: Is Beauty Really in the Eye of the Beholder? Participants will engage in conversations about normative beauty ideals, critically examining the history of these standards and where they come from. These understandings of beauty will be challenged, prompting participants to reconceptualize what “beauty” means.
  • Week 3: Body Policing: Participants will dive deeper into the concept of ‘intersectionality,’ taking a closer look at how fatphobia intersects with race, gender, sexuality, ability, and other social identities. Body policing is the overarching theme in this session, with a particular focus on the over-surveillance and criminalization of Black bodies.
  • Week 4: Body(Lib)-Building: This final session will focus on summarizing concepts from Parts I, II, and II, with participants reviewing and reflecting on what they’ve learned throughout the series. The group will brainstorm ways to put these concepts into practice, with ‘body sovereignty’ and ‘fat activism’ being highlighted as meaningful tools for change.

In this series, participants will explore the general landscape of food insecurity here in Canada, learn about right to food movements across the world, and do a deep dive on the Toronto Food Charter. This series is broken up into materials for adult learners, youth learners, and children.

This series covers the following topics:

  • Increased knowledge and awareness of how our food system impacts the world and people around us.
  • Deeper understanding of how race, food, land, and social justice are all deeply connected.
  • Ideas about taking action and ‘eating for the planet’ in ways that are sustainable for nature and ethical for workers.

This series is developed in the following parts:

  • Part 1: Foodprints 101
  • Part 2: Climate Justice is Racial Justice
  • Part 3: Serving Up a Green New Meal