As I was reading the Newsday this morning I noticed that chickpeas was the first food listed under "What to Eat in 2017." The article began with this statement "The United Nations dubbed 2016 the International Year of Pulses -- the edible seeds of plants in the legume family -- and lentils, dry peas and chickpeas--are expected to grow even more popular in 2017." Khoi Nguyen, a PGJ intern at Newman University in Wichita, KS, developed lesson plans and taught students about the value of beans. Students grew legumes since they can be grown at home and they learned that beans are not only healthy eating but they also enrich the soil. If you are interested in teaching from her lesson plans, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-682-6481.
Newsday also had an ad by Unilever that featured The Global Goals for Sustainable Development with the icons for Gender Equality, Good Health and Well-Being and Zero Hunger. Seeing both of these items in today's newspaper gave me hope for 2017. May it be a year that moves us all toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.