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Food Resources for Teachers

Food is a fun subject for students of all ages with these lesson plans and printables. Explore the many educational uses of food with your class during National Nutrition Month (March). You'll find plenty of cross-curricular resources, including edible art projects, songs about nutrition, and recipes from around the globe. Students will enjoy hands-on activities that use candy to learn about math and science. You'll also find worksheets on the human digestive system and healthy eating.

Printables for Grades K-5

Health Reading Warm-Up: Healthy Food
Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Favorite Foods
Fruits and Vegetables List
Food Groups
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
Kitchen Safety
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

What Is a Balanced Diet?
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
Nutrition Lab
National Noodle-Ring Day
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Gummy Bear Genetics
Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Recipe
Chemistry of Cooking
Food (La comida)
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Christmas Snowball Cookie Recipe
Electronic Cereal -- A Chemistry Experiment
More Food Printables

Lesson Plans

Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
Table Manners
Math and Recipes
The Sweetest Experiment – Chocolate and Solvents
Which Foods Contain Sugar?
Autumn Veggies and Fruits
More Popular Food Lesson Plans

Quizzes

Tips to Healthy Eating Quiz
Good-For-You Foods Quiz
Juice Nutrition Quiz

References

Cranberry Facts
Fruity Maple Glazed Ham
Cranberry Lemon Oat Scones
Cranberry Sesame Honey Glazed Pork Roast
New England Cornbread Stuffing
Wild Rice with Cranberries and Caramelized Onions
Warm Cranberry Wassail
More Food References

Educational Technology Resources

Fast-Food Fact Finding
Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Math with Candies PowerPoint Presentation
More Educational Technology Resources

Food & Art Connected

Math and Recipes Worksheet
Make a Dried Bouquet
Math and Recipes Vocabulary
The Edible Model
Bob's Lunch Box
Name Those Fruits and Vegetables
Sorting Seeds
More Food Activities for Art Class

Holiday Recipes

Increasing Recipe Worksheets- Answer Key
World Class Recipes
Cranberry Bread Pudding
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Spice Cookies
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
More Popular Holiday Recipes

Mathematics & Food Connected

Gummy Worm Measurements
All About Fruit
Pear Flash Cards
Math in Science: Favorite Fruits
Science Skill: Estimating and Measuring with Cereal and Raisins
Math with Candies: Student Planning Page
Create a Column Chart with Excel
More Food Activities for Math Class

History & Food Connected

Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
History of Marshmallows Reading Warm-Up
Columbus and Food
Food with History
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Indian Pudding
More Food Resources for History Class

Science & Food Connected

Food Web
Cranberry Harvesting
The Foods We Eat
Explore Activity: Making a Snack
Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
The Brown Bag Energy Test
An Edible Experiment
More Popular Food Activities for Science Class

Language Arts & Food Connected

The World of Rosemary Wells
The Life of Milton Hershey
How to Eat Fried Worms Word Find
How to Eat Fried Worms Test B
How to Eat Fried Worms Test C
How to Eat Fried Worms Project Ideas
How to Eat Fried Worms Answers
More Popular Food Resources for Language Arts

Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Science and Writing: Food Poetry
Activities for Food Rules!
Colossal Confections
Daily Journal Topics: Fabulous Food
Wiggle & Waggle Activity Guide
The Bake Shop Ghost Teacher's Guide
Curious George Banana Bread Recipe
More Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Social Studies & Food Connected

Fair Trade
Cranberry-Nut Bread
Gross Recipes for Halloween
Apple Pie a la Zing
Nutrition: Family Activity
Jewish Knish Recipe
Mooncakes
More Popular Food Resources for Social Studies

Food Resources for Health & Nutrition

Health & Nutrition Printables Slideshow
Food From Plants and Animals
Food Patterns
Cookie Day
Kosher Treats
Good-for-Your-Body Foods
The Ants Have It!
More Popular Food Resources for Health & Nutrition

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