Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables. More information is also available at Dig In! At Home Parent Booklet and Dig In! Posters.
Available: Printed materials are available only to schools, childcare providers and summer meal programs participating in one of USDA’s Child Nutrition programs. To request printed materials, use our online order form and allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. All are welcome to download these materials and make copies.
Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program or other Child Nutrition program may request a free print copy of the curriculum. The curriculum comes with 35 copies of the Dig In! At Home parent handout (English Version) and the six Dig In! posters. Order the Eat Smart To Play Hard With MyPlate poster separately. Additional print copies of the Dig In! at Home parent handout in English and in Spanish are available, upon request, from Team Nutrition.
Dig In! Teacher's Guide (available in PDF, below)
- Table of Contents
- Dear Teacher Letter
- About this Curriculum
- Food Safety Mini-Posters
- Dig In! At a Glance
- Lessons 1-10
- Student Handouts (for Lessons 1-10)
- Gardening Guide
Share Your Stories - Team Nutrition is interested in hearing about your experiences with these materials. Sharing your successes and challenges help us create resources that better meet your needs.
- Healthy Meals Resource System: Garden Resources
- SuperTracker Food-a-Pedia
- Find a Team Nutrition School
- Team Nutrition Training Grants
- Farm to School
- Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
- USDA People's Garden