Berkeley students will get credit for eating — as long as they follow the organic credo. Fox reports:
Over the next three years, Berkeley’s 10,000 public school students will be learning about nutritious food and healthy cooking — and getting class credit for it just like for history and math classes.
For instance, kids might study organic farming as part of biology or write recipes in English while growing — and eating — healthier meals.
The program is getting $4 million in seed money from America’s most vocal supporter of organic food, renowned Chez Panisse chef and owner, Alice Waters. She contends that understanding what’s good for lunch is essential education.
“Kids learn how to cook and they learn how to garden. They learn how to sit at the table and communicate with each other. To me, it is like an elementary education,” she said. “It’s more important than reading, writing and arithmetic.”