Nourishing Ourselves with/in Environmental Education

Jan Oakley, Connie Russell


Here’s some food for thought: an amalgamated academic database reveals that between 2000 and the time of this publication, 169 peer-reviewed journal articles were published with the terms “food” and “environmental education” as indexed subject terms. Compare that to the two decades prior, from 1980-1999, when only 16 articles were published that met that same criteria, and it becomes evident that research interest in the linkages between food and environmental education is growing, and fast. These numbers alone give us something to, ahem, chew on – and several of the authors of this special issue, entitled “Environmental Education Bites,” are contributing to a nourishing conversation about food as a pedagogical and environmental act.

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