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Nutrition Education
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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.

155

lessons taught in the last calendar year

31%

of students tried spinach for the first time

(16-wk curriculum)

100%

of students said the education content was "new" information

(16-wk curriculum)

165

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 rebekah@sosfoundation.org to express interest in our free education services.  

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Support This Program

The SOS Foundation’s nutrition and agriculture education classes and field trips are available at no cost to schools or students. This program relies on donor and grant funding. 

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