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Team Nutrition Garden Resources

Last Published: 04/17/2018

Students Gardening

Team Nutrition has several resources to connect nutrition education to school and child care gardens, local farms, and farmers markets. We also offer evidenced-based curricula that educators can use to integrate garden-based nutrition education lessons into core educational subjects, such as Math, English Language Arts, and Science. From small pots and container gardens to full garden plots, we have materials that can fit your needs and resources. Schools, summer sites, and child care (centers, homes and sponsors) that participate in USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs may request free printed copies of many of these materials.

Use these resources to teach children where their foods come from and get them excited about eating more fruits and vegetables. Remember, healthy habits take root when kids are young! Materials available in print are on the Resource Order Form.

Gardening Resources

Lessons and Materials

Posters

  • Dig In! Posters
    Order these six posters to display in your classroom, the school cafeteria, and throughout the school to motivate students to choose more fruits and vegetables at meals and as snacks

Activities

Planting the Seeds for Healthier Eating Plant It, Grow It, Eat It!; Healthy Habits Take Root Help young children learn about sweet
Potatoes & how they grow
Planting the seeds for healthier eating image Image of Game Track and Field Help young children learn about sweet Potatoes & how they grow

Track plant growth

Where do Cantaloupe come from?
Planting Activities

No garden? Container growing activities

MyPlate ebook image Cantaloupe Corner image The Strawberry Patch
Fuel up with Veggies…Zoom to the Finish! A-Maze-ing Light Time for Strawberries
Fuel up with Veggies Amazing Light image Growing Strawberries
     

Share your garden activities with us on Twitter @TeamNutrition or by emailing us at TeamNutrition@fns.usda.gov.