You are here: Home / Journal Articles / Education for change / About

Education for change

By M. Winne

View Resource (HTM)

Licensed under

Category Journal Articles

The author uses two publications, Fighting Poverty in the US and Europe (Alesina and Glaeser) and Poetry magazine, to underscore the important role that educational institutions play in developing a person's political philosophy and imagination. European nations, for instance, have better funded social welfare programs than the US because their system of public education incorporates more liberal or left-leaning teachings into their standard curricula. The author sees implications for a more intentional approach to education in the US for those who are interested in changing the food system. If American educational institutions viewed their role as producing food competent citizens, he argues, then we would be more successful in addressing obesity, promoting a more sustainable food system, and even reducing poverty. Food system activists, dieticians and nutritionists, parents, and elected officials should take a more aggressive position with educational institutions to develop programs, services, and curricula capable of achieving these ends.

Date 2005
Publication Title Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics
Volume 18
Issue 3
Pages 305-310
ISBN/ISSN 1187-7863
DOI 10.1007/s10806-005-1495-4
Language English
Author Address 41 Arroyo Hondo Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87508, USA.
Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Diets
  2. Education
  3. Fat
  4. Health economics
  5. Nutrition
  6. Nutritional disorders
  7. obesity
  8. parents
  9. peer-reviewed
  10. Philosophy
  11. Poverty
  1. peer-reviewed