Special 2017 Project: Project provided materials to 3 schools to promote garden-enhanced nutrition education. Lafayette School in Bound Brook, Albrook School in Basking Ridge and Irene E. K Elementary School in Green Brook will plant an edible container garden, teach students lessons, infuse activity into their day and host a parent workshop on healthy eating.
From Our Farms (Pre-K to K): Children learn where food comes from, how eating it benefits health and see and taste the food. Lessons focus on a vegetable, fruit or dairy food and include a story, photos of the food growing or being made and hands-on preparation of a recipe. Foods have included corn, lima beans, apples, blueberries, & bananas.
Classroom Food & Nutrition Lessons: Topics: MyPlate, parts of a plant, garden pizza and others. Lessons include active learning and may include food tasting, if desired.
Teacher & Staff Training Specific to Grades Served: Topics include: how to infuse nutrition lessons into the curriculum, building fitness breaks into the day and starting or strengthening a school wellness committee. Learn about available resources for the classroom.
Parent Program: Request a free 45 minute program on family meals and healthy eating for school families.
Phone: 908-526-6295, press 2