Since schools closed in spring 2020 due to COVID-19, we’ve
been sharing our previously proprietary curriculum for all
students and families. We know our lessons will get your kids
into the kitchen and eating their vegetables. Each lesson below
includes a video tutorial where kids can cook with us, printable
recipes (in English, Spanish, and Hmong), STEM-based lesson
plans, activities and more.
Students will be able to assemble a healthy meal/snack by
following a recipe, and be able to share ideas about how to add a
fruit or veggie to every snack or meal. Kids will learn and
practice safe knife skills.
Students will understand what grains are and what foods contain
Our bodies need fiber every day. It keeps our bodies clean, and
it helps us feel full. If we eat a fruit or vegetable with every
snack and meal, we will eat fiber. There are other kinds of fiber
that our bodies like, too. It comes from whole grains.
Kids will understand that our bodies need fat and that it is used
for storing energy for later. Kids will be able to recognize
which foods contain fats that are good for our bodies and fats
that we should limit in our diets.
Kids will learn that buying ingredients to make meals at home can
be less expensive and healthier than eating out. When you cook
for yourself, you know what is in your food and have more control
over what goes in it.
Students will learn to stretch food dollars and throw away less
food by making a recipe that uses the whole vegetable. The
Broccoli & Potato Taco recipe was developed with students to
promote the SCUSD School Wellness Policy.
In 2015, Food Literacy Center and its community partners formed a
collaborative project called FEAST, or Food Education and School
Transformation, to inspire students at Sacramento’s low-income
elementary schools to eat fresh and locally-sourced fruits and
veggies. We collaborate with Health Education Council and
Soil Born Farms to create
family health-centered programs to fill a gap in the school
district. Together, our programs teach cooking skills, nutrition,
gardening, and fitness to students and their parents. FEAST
improves family health by inviting kids to inspire their parents.