Village Table

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Village Table Nutrition Curriculum

Lesson 9: Where Does My Food Come From?

Lesson 9 helps children understand farm to table concepts. There is often a gap in understanding where our foods come from. Children often purchase foods from markets with parents, but do not understand how the food got there. This lesson covers the origins of the five different food groups.

This package contains:

  • Recommended book and materials list
  • Lesson overview:
    • Background information for teachers
    • Lesson objectives
    • Circle time discussion points and questions
    • Follow-up lesson questions
  • Circle time cards – 5 discussion picture cards with real-life images that will help teachers discuss key lesson objectives with students
  • Activity song (lyrics are sung to a popular tune) – Oats, Peas, Beans, and Barley Grow
  • Activity 1: Exploring the Seeds We Eat
    • Group Activity
    • Activity instructions
  • Activity 2: Homemade Ice Cream
    • Group Activity
    • Activity instructions
  • Activity 3: Planting Seeds
    • Individual/Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Activity 4: Grow, Raise, Catch
    • Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions and food images for activity
  • Movement Activity: Egg Race
    • Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions
  • Movement Activity: Nature Hike
    • Individual/Group Activity
    • Activity Instructions and printable
  • Family Take-Home Sheet

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