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Our Curriculum
Lessons for food literacy and hands-on cooking with kid!

Schools have closed due to COVID-19. In the face of uncertainty, we want to assure you that Food Literacy Center is here to help. We are committed to serving our students and our community.

As a nonprofit focused on preventative health, we have skills and tools to share to help us get through this together. We’re rolling up our sleeves to release resources for families to learn and cook together. 

Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this challenging time. Your health matters to us! All of these resources are free. We hope they offer some hope and joy to your home.
-Amber Stott, CEO & Chief Food Genius

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Oatmeal with fresh fruit

Lesson 5
Oatmeal

Students will learn how sugar works in their bodies, and learn how to find the amount of sugar in foods. 

Resources

Detailed Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit Recipe

Video of the lesson: Join us on Facebook Live, Friday, April 3 at 11:30 am.

Lesson 5 - Supply List

Lesson 5 - Printable Recipe

Lesson 5 - Lesson Plan

Lesson 5 - Activity Worksheet

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Ranch Popcorn

Lesson 4
Ranch Popcorn

Students will understand what grains are and what foods contain whole grains.

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.

Resources

Detailed Ranch Popcorn Seasoning Recipe

Video of the lesson: Facebook or YouTube

Lesson 4 - Supply List

Lesson 4 - Printable Recipe

Lesson 4 - Lesson Plan

Lesson 4 - Activity Worksheet

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Making Spaghetti Marinara

Lesson 3
Spaghetti Marinara

Students will understand how fiber works in their bodies and give examples of foods that contain fiber. They will be introduced to the nutritional facts table and find fiber. 

Resources

Detailed Spaghetti Marinara Recipe

Video of the lesson: Facebook or YouTube

Lesson 3 - Supply List

Lesson 3 - Printable Recipe

Lesson 3 - Lesson Plan

Lesson 3 - Activity Worksheet

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Eating Tres Hermanas

Lesson 2
Tres Hermanas Tacos

Students will explore their food culture and learn about others’. Students will reflect on their own eating habits and culture. 

Resources

Detailed Tres Hermanas Taco Recipe

Video of the lesson: Facebook or YouTube

Lesson 2 - Supply List

Lesson 2 - Printable Recipe

Lesson 2 - Lesson Plan

Lesson 2 - Activity Worksheet

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Kids cutting veggies

Skillset 1
Introduction to Knife Skills

Students will learn safe knife handling skills to cook with fruits and vegetables. You can follow along with this lesson by watching our knife skills video.

Resources

 Skillset 1 - Lesson Plan

Video of the lesson: Facebook or YouTube

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Sunbutter sandwich

Lesson 1
Sunflower Seed Butter & Seasonal Fruit Sandwich

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.

Resources

Detailed Sunflower Seed Butter & Seasonal Fruit Sandwich Recipe

Video of the lesson: Facebook or YouTube

Lesson 1 - Supply List

Lesson 1 - Printable Recipe

Lesson 1 - Lesson Plan

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Letter from our CEO
Online Curriculum Videos Available Soon

Schools have closed due to COVID-19. In the face of uncertainty, I want to assure you that Food Literacy Center is here to help! We are committed to serving our students and our community. As a nonprofit focused on preventative health, we have skills and tools to share to help us get through this together. We’re rolling up our sleeves to release resources that, until now, have only been available to our instructors. We want you to have them, too–and we will be providing them for free. 

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