STEM Careers Coalition: Sustainable School Meals

How can cafeteria meals and practices become more sustainable?

Students will step into the career of school sustainability manager as they
focus on the sustainability of their school cafeteria. After performing research
to better understand the key characteristics of a sustainable food plan,
students will assess these qualities in their own cafeteria. They will then
apply what they have learned as they create an action plan to decrease the
environmental impact and increase the sustainability of their school lunches.

Students will:
• Research and identify the
components of a sustainable
food plan.
• Assess the sustainability
of their own school cafeteria.
• Develop an action plan to
increase the sustainability
of their school cafeteria and
the meals it serves.

High School: Grades 9-12
45-60 minute activity

Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Food Science
High School, Educator
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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