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Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities part of Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
The movement toward sustainable communities has brought into focus the centrality of food in our everyday lives and its myriad social, economic, and environmental connections. The purpose of this module, Food as ...
Unit 2: Community-Based Participatory Solutions part of Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
The introduction and examination of the food, energy, and water connection—as a system in Unit 1—established the dictates of human dependency on and human modification of the environment. We continue a logical ...
Unit 3: Food Systems In Action part of Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
In the capstone, Unit 3, students are provided a real-world example of local community action to address the challenge of "healthy food access." The 2015 Leon County (Florida) Sustainable Communities ...
Unit 1: The Food-Energy-Water Connection part of Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
This unit is designed to function as three days of instruction in an introductory urban planning, environmental science/studies or public health course.
Akin Akinyemi: Using Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities in URP3000 Intro. to Planning at Florida State University part of Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities
Introductory urban planning course is a provocative mixture of lectures and debates on Environmental and Energy Planning. This Food, Energy, Waters systems "teaching experiment" came about at this junction and fits nicely into this mix. The graphics and poignant data supplement and reinforce the readings and discussions already planned. The progression of the three modules from concepts to practical applications was very useful in setting up and peaking the interest of the students. I interspersed the teachings returning to the preplanned lectures in between the three F.E.W.S. Modules and the students were very engaged. My requirement of the students to first produce and present slides as a thinking and outlining tool prior to writing their final essays enhanced the quality of the this final product.