Learn About This Program
In 2018, the SOS Foundation began providing nutrition and agriculture education at school and childcare sites throughout the Florida Keys. SOS currently offers three nutrition and agriculture curricula. The curricula incorporate a hands-on aeroponic Tower Garden component, which provides the opportunity for learning about agriculture and food systems in Monroe County’s unique island setting. Each lesson also includes a healthy snack, exposing students to new healthy foods.
Research shows that early exposure to nutrition, agriculture, and environmental education leads to long-term healthier and more climate-friendly food-related behavior.
lessons taught in the last calendar year
of students tried spinach for the first time
of students said the education content was "new" information
students attended field trips sponsored and led by SOS
Access This Program
Our nutrition education program works within existing childcare and school infrastructure to reach Monroe County children. If you’re a parent looking for nutrition education opportunities for your child, check out our community cooking classes. If you’re a teacher looking to partner with SOS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in our free education services.
SOS is grateful to the following funders for making this program possible!
USDA Farm to School Grant
Community Foundation of the Florida Keys
Fleming Family Foundation
& countless individuals!