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The FoodCorps Lessons include hands-on experiential activities to engage kids in learning about healthy food. These 96 lessons are for grades K-5, and are organized through this learning progression by grade, season and theme. The lessons are tied to national academic standards and were developed following Culturally Responsive Teaching, Place Based Learning, and Social and Emotional Learning best practices and frameworks.

Each lesson was developed with input from FoodCorps service members, community partners, and resource

specialists, and has been evaluated and updated to reflect recommendations from our community of food educators. This suite of lessons is intended to guide food and garden educators to spark inquiry and love for healthy food and should be adapted to reflect the needs, identity, and culture of the community in which they are taught. 

The lessons are evidence-based and have been guided by the FoodCorps Healthy School Progress Report Practices found in the Healthy School Toolkit.

FoodCorps Lesson Progression

The FoodCorps Lesson Progression poster is a roadmap for making the most of FoodCorps lessons. It shows how these lessons relate to and build upon one another to support students in developing increasingly sophisticated knowledge of and skills in the six themes listed below:

View the FoodCorps Lesson Progression Poster here.


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