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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
Insects in the Garden
Design Your Dream Ice Cream Cone
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
The Foods We Eat
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

What Is a Balanced Diet?
Food Groups
Summer Herbs to Identify
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
A Chocolate Curriculum
Food Web
Food Flight: Digestive Tracking
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Chemistry of Cooking
Gummy Bear Genetics
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Activity: Bacteria and Food Poisoning
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
Grape Expectations: A Physics Experiment on Nutrition
More Food Printables

Lesson Plans

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


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


Cranberry Facts
Food with History
Columbus and Food
Cranberry-Nut Bread
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Cranberry Lemon Oat Scones
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
More Food References

Educational Technology Resources

Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Math and Recipes
Our Favorite Cookies PowerPoint Presentation
Fast-Food Fact Finding
More Educational Technology Resources

Food & Art Connected

Fruit Patterns
Math and Recipes Worksheet
Name Those Fruits and Vegetables
Math and Recipes Vocabulary
The Edible Model
Make a Dried Bouquet
Science Fun: An Apple a Day
More Food Activities for Art Class

Holiday Recipes

Increasing Recipe Worksheets- Answer Key
Cranberry Sesame Honey Glazed Pork Roast
Fruity Maple Glazed Ham
New England Cornbread Stuffing
Cranberry Carrot Saute
Cranberry Bread Pudding
Cranberry Roast Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
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
Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
More Food Activities for Math Class

History & Food Connected

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

Science & Food Connected

An Edible Experiment
Farm Theme
Nutrition Lab
Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
Plant Foods
Science Fun: Crazy Peas
Dinosaur Hunters
More Popular Food Activities for Science Class

Language Arts & Food Connected

Favorite Foods
The World of Rosemary Wells
How to Eat Fried Worms Answers
Science and Writing: Food Poetry
Health Reading Warm-Up: Healthy Food
How to Eat Fried Worms Word Find
How to Eat Fried Worms Test B
More Popular Food Resources for Language Arts

Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Daily Journal Topics: Fabulous Food
Dragons Love Tacos and Secret Pizza Party Activity Sheets
The Life of Milton Hershey
How to Eat Fried Worms Test C
How to Eat Fried Worms Project Ideas
Activities for Food Rules!
Wiggle & Waggle Activity Guide
More Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Social Studies & Food Connected

Nutrition: Family Activity
Indian Pudding
Gross Recipes for Halloween
Warm Cranberry Wassail
Apple Pie a la Zing
Spice Cookies
Jewish Knish Recipe
More Popular Food Resources for Social Studies

Food Resources for Health & Nutrition

Food From Plants and Animals
Planning a Fitness Schedule
Education Issues Reading Warm-Up: Screen Time
Investigate Activity: Conducting a Safety Survey
Science and Art: Hello Mr. Smart Heart
What Did You See?
Cookie Day
More Popular Food Resources for Health & Nutrition


Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World War I Began (7/28/1914) and Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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