Common Core Cooking and Gardening for the Next Generation

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.EatReadTalkWriteLogo 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.

This project is made possible through a generous Whole Kids Foundation Innovation Grant awarded to Carrie Strohl, Ph.D..

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