Our students in Pre K-5 are introduced to the topic of Food Literacy as a part of an educational curriculum called Nourish.
Students engage in relevant text, film, discussion, and food tasting as Taste Testers.
All lessons are geared around food history or food story culminating from garden or farm to table.
Food is Medicine is a present popular topic being marketed and discussed here in America and globally and in our classrooms.
Most of our students have knowledge of my personal Food Story past and present. This helps them understand the importance of their own food story as it related to the topic of Food Literacy.
We cover related topics or food issues in which are faced in our school, community, and home such as food waste, food desert, hunger, organic, conventional, seed saving, share table, and farmer market.
We learn the authentic meaning of the words gratitude and mindfulness striving for optimum healthier bodies.
This past two weeks our students were introduced to Foods or fruit that are high in antioxidants while sampling a Blueberry, Raspberry, Strawberry smoothie using no sugar nor dairy additive.
Students will when weather permitting participate in activities related to preparing for upcoming Stoddert Spring Garden and Farmer’s Market keeping in mind our overall goal of “ increased skills and increased yield.”
Student Food Allergies are recognized and addressed.
* presently collecting food magazines for classroom activities.
* looking for parent volunteers for the months of February and early March.
I thank each and every student, parent, and teacher for your support of the Stoddert Garden Program.