UIC ORIENTAL INSTITUTE - Healthy Kids Innovation Grant Recipient
The Oriental Institute will use the grant to help fund a program for teachers that uses the archaeological exploration of food, health and nutrition in ancient civilizations to help students understand human diets and the importance of food diversity for health. The Oriental Institute is dedicated to providing learning opportunities about the cultures of the ancient Near East to children. This new program will help teachers connect children with the lives of ancient peoples and help them make healthy, educated food decisions. Thirty 5th through 8th grade teachers from the Chicago area will train to use this curriculum to teach nutrition and gardening through the lens of ancient archeology.