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Learning About Food Security with The Good Garden Edition of Chutes and Ladders

 
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From our friends at Kids Can Press:

Kids Can Press (KCP), One Hen, Inc. and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) have teamed up to create Chutes and Ladders® The Good Garden Edition, a special edition of the classic board game that encourages kids to learn more about the global food crisis through play. The game, based on the book The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough from the acclaimed KCP CitizenKid™ series, will be donated to 500 elementary schools across Canada.

“Both the game and the book are designed to introduce young people to the issue of food security,” said Lisa Lyons, President,Kids Can Press. “Using these materials in classrooms is a great way to inspire students to make a difference both locally and globally.”

In Chute and Ladders® The Good Garden Edition, players take on the role of small time farmers moving from hunger to having enough. The farmers climb the “ladders” toward food security by acquiring land rights, crop insurance, agricultural training, fair loans better seeds or an additional farm animal. Meanwhile, the farmers’ ”chutes,” which can set back hard-won gains, represent drought, soil erosion, insect infestation, insufficient credit and loss of land.

"It’s exciting to bring these critical lessons to life through play using our classic Chutes & Ladders game,” said Karen Davis, Vice President of Community Relations at Hasbro, Inc. “Educating and empowering students to make a difference in the fight against hunger is important to us and we’re happy to help One Hen and the Good Garden enrichment program, do that with this game.”

The game, part of One Hen’s Good Garden Enrichment Program, will not be sold in stores and is only available for a limited time. Elementary schools are invited to register for the free program and game (with free shipping) at a href="http://www.citizenkidbooks.com/" target="_blank">www.citizenkidbooks.com.

"All One Hen programs are built around a key global issue and are designed to inspire kids to four values: financial responsibility, personal initiative, global awareness and giving back,” said Amma Sefa-Dedeh, One Hen Executive Director. “The goal of the Good Garden program is to reach classrooms with the message that kids can make a difference and empower them to take action in their communities and abroad."

The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough is part of the CitizenKid™ series, a collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

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