Although teachers have a lot on their metaphorical plates, the evidence between health and learning is overwhelming. Linking food to the academic curriculum can nurture the wellness of our students.
Eat-Read-Talk-Write is a classroom-tested approach to developing food literacy in the classroom, kitchen, and garden. This pedagogical approach begins with a shared food experience that sets context for literacy and science lessons. The cycle can be extended to include Planting-Growing-Harvesting activities in the school garden. Lessons connect to food literacy themes and align to Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy and Next Generation Science Standards.