VSB Food Literacy Workshops

 

Since 2006, second-year undergraduate students from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems (LFS) at UBC have been required to leave the lecture hall and explore issues of food system sustainability in partnership with the Vancouver School Board. Student groups from LFS have been involved in cafeteria menu assessments, stakeholder interviews, garlic planting, vermi-composting, lasagna gardening, art projects, and healthy eating activities. Currently, we are offering food literacy workshops to individual classrooms or school clubs. The menu of workshop options are listed on the left-side of the website (click on options for session description).

As of December 15, 2022, Food Literacy Workshop requests are FULL for Spring 2023. Thank you for your interest!

A group of 4-6 undergraduate students will be responsible for planning and implementing a grade-level appropriate one-hour workshop focusing on one of the above “menu” items in one classroom/club on the afternoon (anytime between 1pm-4pm) of either date below depending upon teacher preference.

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Please indicate your top 3 workshop preferences in the form below.

IMPORTANT // should you commit to hosting one of our student groups to conduct a workshop in your classroom, there will be TWO visits to your classroom made by LFS students:

  • Visit #1– an in-person visit from the LFS student group assigned to conduct your chosen workshop to discuss workshop logistics (e.g. your class context and student learning needs) on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 during the afternoon (1pm-3pm) or after school, depending upon your preference.
  • Visit # 2– the actual day of the workshop; the afternoon of Tuesday, February 28 or Tuesday, March 07, 2023, depending upon your preference.

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The total time commitment for teachers/staff will be approximately 3-4 hours (e.g. visit #1, visit #2, correspondence regarding logistics and content of workshop, and a brief final evaluation of LFS student performance) and VSB teachers/staff must be present at all times during the workshops. LFS students will be responsible for all costs, materials, set-up and clean up in your classroom on the day of the workshop.

The short video below is a reflection on conducting food literacy workshops from the perspective of one of our undergraduate students (who is now a certified k-12 teacher in BC!).

 

This project is generously supported by:

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