Master’s Thesis Proposal Defense - Samantha Loscalzo - Sep 14

Date: September 14, 2015
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Natural Resources RM 130

Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Education (AFNE) Resources for Michigan Elementary School

Teachers: Surveying teacher interest, awareness, and use of AFNE resources

Master’s Thesis Proposal Defense


Samantha Loscalzo

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

Time: 1 p.m.

Room: 130, Natural Resources Building


Agriculture, food and nutrition education (AFNE) is important to help students learn about and engage in the pressing issues of food security, food access, and diet‐related diseases. It has further value in Michigan where the agricultural and food system is important to the state’s economic activity and workforce employment and the agricultural industry is the second most diverse in the nation. There are numerous organizations and programs in Michigan which provide AFNE resources to teachers. However, teachers are already overburdened and are not likely to integrate AFNE into their classroom unless they believe it can fit into required subject content and is valuable to their instruction. This research seeks to survey Michigan elementary school teachers and describe how resources can be better developed to address those points

Committee Members:

  • Dr. Philip Howard, Chairperson
  • Dr. Michael Everett
  • Dr. Katherine Alaimo