Choose Your Own Adventure: Become a Food Systems Influencer
Learn how you can influence others to make positive changes to their food consumption habits.
About the Activity
There are ripple effects to every action and inaction. In this activity, teens will explore how they participate in food systems, how they can make changes based on their values, and how they can influence others to be more responsible consumers and to promote a more sustainable and just food system.
Topic: Food Systems, Civic Engagement
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Attribution: Brought to you by New York State 4-H and Cornell Cooperative Extension
The only supply you need for this activity is the interactive content on this page!
Use this interactive activity to learn about how you can influence others to make positive decisions about food consumption.
Bonus questions for examining the interplay between food systems and other systems
- How does eating food grown or raised locally support a more sustainable food system?
- How does using reusable food containers promote a healthier environment?
- In what ways can changes in climate systems affect changes in food systems? In what ways can changes in food systems affect changes in climate systems?
Investigate and Explore
Take what you've learned to the next level to learn more and explore the possibilities.
Think about the ways that you influence others, and the ways others influence you. We’ve focused on food, in this example, but there are other ways. You’ve heard of peer pressure, and it’s not usually a good thing – but in this activity we’re talking about a positive approach to using personal relationships to influence others to make decisions that are positive for themselves, their families, and the community. Consider how that applies to food-based decisions, but go beyond that to think about how it impacts all parts of your life, too!
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