At Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School, the lunchboxes tell the tale. Doritos are on the decline. Skittles are on the outs. And ditto for the instant soup formerly known as Cup O’ Noodles.
Over the course of the 2012–2013 school year, teacher Christina Soares Heffner has integrated lessons about the food system into her 7th and 8th adolescent community, and her students have taken these lessons to heart—or perhaps to their stomachs.