For Youth

Free resource:  4-page activity guide
Get Youth Involved in Local Foods”
Click here to download:  4H Idea Starter – Local Food Systems

New project book:
Diversity in our Food:  A new youth-oriented diversity project book”
Do you work with young people, youth groups, 4-H clubs, or schools? Are you looking for ways to introduce the topics of food diversity and food justice to these audiences? A newly released project book from The Ohio State University Extension offers a place to explore not only food, food security, and food justice issues, but also the many other forms diversity takes in daily life.

Participants will be hit with challenging questions like this:  Did you know, 1 out of every 6 people in the United States is hungry every day (Feeding America, 2012). But more than 3 out of every 5 people in the United States are overweight or obese (CDC, 2012). How can this be?

The overall goal of this project book is to help participants answer these types of questions, and to learn how they can become involved in some activities that will help them understand that a variety of healthy, fresh, high quality foods are not available to everyone. They will also be challenged to increase their understanding of some of the reasons why there are differences in the foods people eat and consider how those differences might impact (positively or negatively) people’s lives.

The soft-cover project book is available from OSU for $7.50 at

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