What’s the story of your food?

Nourish is a multi-year media and education initiative and project of the multiple-award-winning WorldLink media group. WorldLink is located in San Francisco with over 20 years of experience in designing education and outreach programs by bringing together artists, scientists, and educators, and providing innovative tools for learning and action through television, educational curricula, websites, exhibits, workshops, and public events. That’s quite a mouthful and they’re genuinely dedicated to creating a sustainable food future. WorldLink has collaborated with more than 40 organizations to inform, inspire, and open broad public conversation about our food system.

Encouraging citizen engagement, particularly among young people and families, Nourish celebrates food and community through combined television programming, short films, and web content and learning tools. Boomer families can spark their imaginations and critical thinking through meaningful conversation that are sure to reveal pathways for positive action in their communities. Teachers, students, libraries, museums, science centers, business leaders, and more can all be a part of the solution. Nourish ignites human potential to create a more sustainable food future.

Nourish has produced a visually stunning and wonderfully nourishing (pun intended) 30-minute PBS television program that traces our relationship to food from a global perspective to personal action, allowing us to understand where our food comes from and how it reaches us. A must-have for all libraries (personal, schools, non-profits, community groups, museums) is the companion DVD available at NourishLife featuring not only the PBS Special, but also 11 short films from such notables as Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Anim Steele and more. Beautifully designed, the Nourish Middle School Curriculum and companion DVD meets national curriculum standards and contains a viewing guide, 6 learning activities, action projects, student handouts, suggested resources, and a glossary that can be used in social studies, science, health, or English classes. Themes include The Story of Food; Seasonal, Local Food; Food Traditions; Food and Ecosystems; Analyzing Food Ads; and School Lunch Survey which will challenge students to re-imagine the food system, propose creative solutions and re-design their school lunch program. Great ways to get involved include recommending the DVD and curriculum to your local schools as must-have tools for learning and teaching about our food system, or hosting a Nourish Food & Community Potluck featuring dishes that highlight regional farms and local food artisans.

At Bette Boomer, we’ve talked a lot about eating sustainably.  And we know food isn’t just food. There’s a lot of cultural wisdom in food. For boomer parents concerned about setting an example for the next generation, the PBS Nourish Initiative is an important resource for thoughtful eating, and its connection to family, community and identity.

Check them out on YouTube! Nourish = Food + Community Trailer