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In this seventh grade creative assessment, students work in groups to plan and prepare a meal based on a surprise set of ingredients, on their own without any help from adults. Guest judges from the school and local food community observe and evaluate their work and award...

Place of Learning: Kitchen
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 7

The District School Garden Assessment has been developed by Office of the State Superintendent of Education to assist District School Garden Coordinators to evaluate their programs, to help focus and guide conversations with school wellness committees, and to reassess...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Assessment/Evaluation
Uploaded bySam Ullery
Grades: Adults/Professionals

Schools across the nation are using gardens to help children discover where food comes from and to develop healthy eating habits. Gardens provide a way for children to grow, harvest, prepare, and ultimately taste new fruits and vegetables. When appropriate...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Adults/Professionals

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This article in a special issue on moral dimensions of school lunch situates Alice Waters' work and the Edible...

Place of Learning: None
Type: Advocacy
Uploaded bySusan Laird
Grades:

Each of these questions is hand-written on a 3 by 5 index card and laminated. The cards are used at the table to encourage conversation and communication among the group.

Place of Learning: Kitchen
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

In this seventh grade humanities lesson, students learn about the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations by rotating through three stations in the garden: the origin of cacao, exploring amaranth as a staple crop, and agricultural techniques. 

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 7

This lesson is a fun and engaging way to talk about what you should fill your plate with.

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byBeth Sonnenberg
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

This is a game we play several times during the What’s on Your Plate? Class. It is a perfect sponge’ activity. It can be 5-15 minutes long. It is high interest and very engaging.

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

These lessons help students think critically about their food choices.

Place of Learning: Academic Classroom
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

The Gilda Allen Best School Garden Award was established in 2013 and awards schools $500, a golden shovel for display in the school garden, and title of the "Best School Garden" in DC. This statewide award highlights students' voices and celebrates school...

Place of Learning: Support Organization
Type: Community Outreach
Uploaded bySam Ullery
Grades: