Let’s Talk (#5)

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”

–Mother Teresa

It seems to me as though this quote speaks to our need for emotional nourishment, not just physical sustenance.  Can food extend beyond a form of physical sustenance into a realm of emotional nourishment, depending on the people that it is shared with?

Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,

Katie 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Let’s Talk (#5)

  1. Paige Lafferty

    Hi! I’m a senior at the Manchester Essex High School, and I am a scholar in our Green Team program. For my current project, I am working to implement Meatless Monday’s in our cafeteria. I am a vegan, and am excited to share all the benefits going meatless can have on one’s health, wallet, and our environment. I was hoping you may have some suggestions of things I can do to educate my peers and get them excited about Meatless Monday’s? Please let me know! Thank you, Paige

    1. Hi Paige,
      You should be very proud of yourself for the wonderful work that you are doing at your school! In order to increase awareness surrounding your initiative, I’d like to recommend a three-pronged approach. First, does your school run morning or afternoon announcements? If so, I would craft a brief yet informative statement about the unveiling of Meatless Monday’s in your cafeteria (a sense of humor in this statement definitely won’t hurt either– keep it fun)! Repetition of the announcement over about a seven day time period will be key to ensure that the vast majority of students hear it! Secondly, is there a space in which you can hang posters or printed materials close to where students wait in the lunch line at the cafeteria? If so, I would create a poster that details the benefits of Meatless Monday’s. I’ve found in my nutritional education endeavors that posters are most effective when they include minimal text. Instead, opt for visuals and statistics to articulate a powerful snapshot of your main ideas. For example, if you wanted to capture the effect that Meatless Monday’s have on a person’s wallet, perhaps a visual pertaining to finances would resonate with students more than a descriptive paragraph would. Lastly, does the Green Team Program have a social media outlet? If so, approximately one week before the first Meatless Monday, I would recommend posting a reminder about the upcoming event and its numerous benefits on both physical health, environmental conservation, and finances. Again, crafting a message that is brief yet powerful would be the best way to use social media to excite your peers about your initiative. I hope that the first Meatless Monday at your school is met with tremendous success! Please let me how the planning for these events goes, and if I can be of any further assistance!
      Sincerely,
      Katie 🙂

      1. Paige

        Thank you so much for your advice! Very good ideas. I’ll keep you updated and will be back in contact if I have any more questions! Thanks again 🙂

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