Agriculture Friedman

Dig In to DINE this School Year!

by Bridget Carle and Casey Florea, DINE

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Sprouting Peas in the DINE Rooftop Garden. Photo: Mike Zastoupil

Want to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with the local community? Here’s your opportunity—the Dig In! Nutrition Education (DINE) program has been operating for more than 10 years right in our backyard. It’s a partnership between Friedman students and neighboring Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Chinatown, offering Friedman students the chance to share our excitement of nutrition and food with cute third graders.

The third-graders and teachers alike really appreciate the creative lessons that Friedman students bring each time and it’s rewarding for Friedman students to share their experience with these eager kids. Several times each semester, Friedman’s graduate students teach lessons on nutrition, life science, gardening and the importance of healthy foods.

This year’s DINE organizers, Bridget Carle and Casey Florea, are excited to get started but will need committed teachers! As the lessons are only 45 minutes, once a week, a few times a semester, it’s a volunteer opportunity that doesn’t require a big time commitment but is a lot of fun. Please reach out for more information. We look forward to getting started!

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The Friedman Sprout is a monthly student run newspaper that aims to serve the student population at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, prospective students, and alumni. Our mission is to report on newsworthy information that affects the Friedman community including nutrition research, food policy, internship and volunteer opportunities, as well as school events. Our editorial slant is that of sustainability in food and nutrition.

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