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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

Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Fruits and Vegetables List
Kitchen Safety
Insects in the Garden
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
The Foods We Eat
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

What Is a Balanced Diet?
Summer Herbs to Identify
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
Food Groups
Hunger and Malnutrition
How to Eat Fried Worms Word Find
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Chemistry of Cooking
A Chocolate Curriculum
Activity: Bacteria and Food Poisoning
Gummy Bear Genetics
Spanish Vocabulary Challenge: Food Scramble
Spanish Vocabulary Challenge: Food Riddle
More Food Printables

Lesson Plans

Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
Table Manners
Class Garden
Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
What Foods Attract Ants?
Math and Recipes
More Popular Food Lesson Plans


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


Cranberry Facts
Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness
Ideas for Healthy Lunches and Snacks
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Sesame Honey Glazed Pork Roast
New England Cornbread Stuffing
Cranberry Carrot Saute
More Food References

Educational Technology Resources

Math with Candies PowerPoint Presentation
Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
Our Favorite Cookies PowerPoint Presentation
Create a Column Chart with Excel
More Educational Technology Resources

Food & Art Connected

Design Your Dream Ice Cream Cone
Fruit Patterns
The Edible Model
Planning a Picnic
Fruit and Art
The Fruit of the Oak Tree
Sorting Seeds
More Food Activities for Art Class

Holiday Recipes

Increasing Recipe Worksheets- Answer Key
A Frozen Delight: Making Ice Cream
Cooperative Cooking
Randy's Rice Pudding
Colossal Confections
Almond Cookie Recipe
Easy Recipes for Yummy Lunches
More Popular Holiday Recipes

Mathematics & Food Connected

Gummy Worm Measurements
Favorite Fruits Picture Graph
Math in Science: Favorite Fruits
All About Fruit
Math with Candies: Student Planning Page
Our Favorite Cookies: Student Planning Page
Appreciating British Food
More Food Activities for Math Class

History & Food Connected

Invention of Kool-Aid® Reading Warm-Up
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Invention of the Popsicle Reading Warm-Up
Cherokee Cooklore
History of Marshmallows Reading Warm-Up
More Food Resources for History Class

Science & Food Connected

Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
An Edible Experiment
Which Foods Contain Sugar?
Food Web
Cranberry Bog Tour
Nutrition Lab
Science Fun: Crazy Peas
More Popular Food Activities for Science Class

Language Arts & Food Connected

Favorite Foods
Health Reading Warm-Up: Healthy Food
Science and Writing: Food Poetry
Ready for a Feast
Nutrition: Vocabulary
Chinese Food
Healthful Snacks List
More Popular Food Resources for Language Arts

Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Daily Journal Topics: Fabulous Food
Sweet Magnolia Activity
Twinkie, Deconstructed Teacher's Guide
Wiggle & Waggle Activity Guide
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
The Bake Shop Ghost Teacher's Guide
Curious George Banana Bread Recipe
More Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Social Studies & Food Connected

Nutrition: Family Activity
Peanut Products
Vitamins for Health
Salt Matching Activity
Pancake Day Recipe Activity
Wining and Dining in Ancient Greece
Q&A with Sam Stern on Cooking Up a Storm
More Popular Food Resources for Social Studies

Food Resources for Health & Nutrition

Food From Plants and Animals
Planning a Fitness Schedule
My Favorite Exercise
Education Issues Reading Warm-Up: Screen Time
Cookie Day
A Sweet Start to Science
Dinosaur Hunters
More Popular Food Resources for Health & Nutrition

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August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

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August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.