Capstone Project Title
The Impact of French Cultural Beliefs and the French Philosophy of Eating on the Structure of Lunch in French Public Schools
The purpose of this capstone is to explore the guiding question of how the French cultural beliefs of food impact public elementary school lunches in France so that administrators of French immersion schools can better understand how the French philosophy of eating directly impacts/contributes to the structure of school lunch. This capstone analyzes contemporary French culture, food and eating culture in France, school lunches, and the socialization and time structure of lunches. It illustrates how French culture has shaped the French lunchroom and the impact these elements have on the health of students. To communicate this research, this project involved creating a professional development session aimed at staff and administrators of French immersion schools in the United States. The professional development is communicated through an interactive slideshow session informed by Darling-Hammond et al.'s (2017) discussion of active learning, collaboration, reflection, and ample time. This research provides a beneficial base for implementing elements of French culture and French eating habits into American French immersion public school lunchrooms.
School Lunch, Culture, Immersion, French
Roland, Colline, "The Impact of French Cultural Beliefs and the French Philosophy of Eating on the Structure of Lunch in French Public Schools" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 785.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects