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BUGS FOR BREAKFAST
More than 2 billion people around the world eat insects on a regular basis. It's a practice called entomophagy. This program may not completely remove the yuck-factor from the notion of eating bugs, but it will open young readers’ minds to what is happening in the world around them and how eating insects could help save the planet.
45 Minute Program
This program will help students understand the role insects fill in feeding people around the world. Participants will be introduced to the insect specialties and traditions of various countries. They’ll discover how nutritious bugs can be, and they’ll learn why dining on insects is more environmentally friendly than eating traditional protein sources. Kids will see how making small changes in their own diets could help ensure no one goes hungry.
This program is based on my forthcoming middle grade book BUGS FOR BREAKFAST: How Eating Insects Could Help Save the Planet (Chicago Review Press, October 2021).