Classroom Food Adventures

Will kids happily eat their veggies? This is a question we often hear when we talk to adults about a program that teaches kids about healthy eating and good nutrition. Yet imagine kindergarten students cheering as they make a beet-berry smoothie, or 2nd graders asking excitedly for second and third helpings of the raw kale salad they prepared. In Corvallis, this is what happens in our Classroom Food Adventures program: kids are adventurous eaters every day!

What are Classroom Food Adventures? Classroom Food Adventures are hands-on, experiential lessons that give students an experience cooking with fresh, local foods. Students will increase their food-systems, nutrition, and culinary literacy. Content and recipes are tied to the Corvallis School District Harvest of the Month calendar. Each grade-level-appropriate lesson connects preparing and eating healthy foods with math, reading, writing or science. In Classroom Food Adventures, kids learn about Oregon crops, healthy eating habits, and teamwork by preparing recipes together in their classrooms

For more information contact McKenzie Rakes, Farm to School Coordinator:  mckenzie@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org

Also consider our SAGE Farm Field Trips offered in Fall and Spring.