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Education Outside Resources

Education Outside was a nonprofit committed to advancing science education in public schools, outdoors. Though Education Outside closed its doors in 2019, garden-based programming continues in many of these schools through other organizations, including FoodCorps. These resources represent best practices and lessons learned by Education Outside over eight years of training and deploying garden educators … Continued

Nourishing Learners Report

During the school closures of the 2020-2021 school year, FoodCorps set out to learn how districts and school nutrition leaders were working together to feed and teach students amid COVID-19. This report reveals both the silver linings and the pain points of the challenges schools faced, and it shares opportunities to strengthen food in schools as children … Continued

Foodcorps Action Brief

This brief is intended for anyone working with students in a school environment to better understand the role of student agency and whole child perspectives in food and nutrition education.

Sprout Scouts

Sprout Scouts is a club for elementary-aged students that helps kids learn what healthy food is, care where it comes from, and eat it every day. Through fun, hands-on activities, Sprout Scouts clubs teach kids how to grow, prepare, and eat healthy food. Sprout Scouts Adventures and activities link Common Core and other academic standards … Continued

How to Make Friends With a Carrot: Celebrating Our Differences in the Garden

This book is offered as a tool to support FoodCorps service members and others in navigating body positivity conversations with students and in spreading the message of appreciating and loving all body types. This book was written by Marina Belotserkovskaya, Kencho Gurung, Stephanie Muldrew, Kacie Schrum, FoodCorps AmeriCorps service members who served during the 2020–2021 … Continued

Ingredient Guide for Better School Food Purchasing

This guide is a science-based tool created primarily by school nutrition professionals, for school nutrition professionals, in partnership with Center for Science in the Public Interest. It is a resource for school food leaders and manufacturers alike who are committed to improving the overall quality, nutritional value, and safety of food provided to all students … Continued

Our Cafeteria Project

Our Cafeteria Project Our Cafeteria Project centers around the central question of “How can we improve our school cafeteria?” The program uses a project-based learning framework to outline a process for students to lead discussions and decisions within a school and with school leaders on how to improve the cafeteria environment and mealtime experience. During … Continued

Foodcorps Recipe Book

FOODCORPS RECIPE BOOK The FoodCorps Recipe Book is a compilation of 55 recipes that can be used for school-wide taste tastes, or during hands-on learning in the classroom or garden. The resource includes an overview of the basics of cooking with kids, cooking safety, and an overview of learning models that inform FoodCorps’ approach to … Continued

Foodcorps Taste Test Guide

FOODCORPS TASTE TEST GUIDE The FoodCorps Taste Test Guide supports FoodCorps service members in leading taste tests in schools. It includes key considerations when planning and leading a taste test, such as utilizing volunteers and connecting with school nutrition staff. Topics also include tips for choosing recipes, methods to engage students in taste test voting, … Continued