Farm to School Curriculum Resources
NW MI Farm to School Programs
To have your farm to school program listed e-mail program information to Diane Connors, Senior Policy Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local food, farm and garden education can teach students valuable lessons about health while also preparing them to meet grade level requirements determined by state and national education standards.
This type of education also provides students with hands-on learning that gets them excited about eating healthy, locally grown food that food service provides in the cafeteria. That extends the classroom to the cafeteria and helps the cafeteria send well-fed, attentive students to class. Teachers and food service can think of each other as colleagues.
Curriculum tailored to Northwest Michigan teacher needs:
MLUI is a service site for FoodCorps, a national service program afffiliated with AmeriCorps. Our FoodCorps service members have been developing farm to school and garden curriculum, and other educational tools, with teachers in eight school districts in four northwest Michigan counties. Visit here periodically for new tools. Here’s what we have available now:
► How to Write a Recipe for Bean Dip (Grades 3-5)
► Make a Simple Salad Dressing to Practice Metric Measurement (Grades 3-5)
► The Whole Carrot Contest (4-5)
► Plant Parts We Eat (K-5)
► Salsa For Science (4-6)