Food may be the most basic human need… but it sure is a complicated subject. It binds together all people in their struggle for survival while highlighting the differences between cultures, beliefs, socio-economic status, religions, races, families and individuals. There is much to be said about what we eat – and what we eat says much about us.
To explore the many issues surrounding this vital resource, Pace Academy’s Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL) selected FOOD as its 2015-2016 global theme. Throughout the year, the Pace community thought critically about food as it relates to the ICGL’s six focus areas: Science & Technology, Culture & Arts, Social Entrepreneurship & Business, Service & Environmental Sustainability, Public Policy & International Relations.
Teachers incorporated food issues and study into their curriculum with the goal of building awareness, fostering understanding and encouraging engagement. The Pace community heard from experts; explored the interplay between food and WATER, the 2014-2015 ICGL theme; traveled to farms and food deserts; sampled fare from near and far; recycled, composted, cooked and generally got its hands dirty. It was all part of our mission to create prepared, confident citizens of the world.