Island Grown Schools Curriculum Toolkit

PreK, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle, High School
Units for every grade level that build on each other and provide a meaningful food education for students in Martha Vineyards.

School Garden Lessons from Whole Kids Foundation and American Heart Association

PreK - 5th This guide contains 35 lesson plans with activities to engage your students in a fun and educational exploration of fruits, vegetables and healthy eating. The lessons are cross-curricular and support curriculum for Pre-K-5th grade. A variety of activities are included so you can pick and choose the learning objectives that are appropriate for your students.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a nutrition education curriculum for preschoolers. The curriculum is structured around five units, namely, Fall Fruits and Vegetables, Winter Fruits and Vegetables, Go-Grains, Power up with Proteins, and Spring Snacking. There are 32 lessons in the curriculum and each lesson features a nutrition activity and integrates educational domains such as language arts, mathematics and science concepts.

Farm to Childcare Curriculum Package

Activity ideas and resources for implementing Farm to Childcare at your childcare center. Many of these resources are ready to use, while some are examples that offer opportunities for you to customize to your own context. Lesson planning charts are provided to help you introduce the children at your center to locally grown food items and concepts.

Growing Minds - Farm to School Lesson Plans

Over the years, Growing Minds has developed Farm to School activities that incorporate national standards. Find lesson plans, recipes, books, and other resources for each month of the school year.

Cooking With Kids Extensive Resources on Taste Testing with Kids

"For grades PreK-6. Cooking with Kids motivates and empowers elementary school students to develop healthy eating habits through hands-on learning with fresh, affordable foods from diverse cultural traditions. Through cooking classes and tasting classes, students explore varieties of foods using all of their senses, have fun, and exercise choice. Two cooking and 33 tasting classes available free to download with registration (free)."

Cookshop for Teens: EATWISE

"EATWISE: Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating, molding teens into nutrition educators Nutrition is their mission. (Run by the Food Bank of New York City)."

Eat Fit: Teacher Curriculum

"EatFit is a goal oriented intervention that challenges adolescents to improve their eating and fitness choices This nine-lesson curriculum provides hands-on activities that teach students the skills they need to meet their goals. The Workbook includes 9 lesson plans and enhancements, recipes, educational standards, references, and answer sheets for the EatFit Student."

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables

"For grades PreK. Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash."

Jr. Master Gardeners

"The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the University Cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, ""hands-on"" group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind."

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