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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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Angela Calabrese Barton

An inquiry-based science and nutrition program developed by the Teachers College at Columbia University, this curriculum is divided into units that teach students about science by studying their own diet and activity choices. The curriculum includes background information and assessment tools to help students apply what they learn to their personal health choices.

Published by Teachers College Columbia University, this curriculum features an inquiry-based science and nutrition program where students learn science through studying the food system. The curriculum is divided into six units: Becoming Food Scientists, Interacting Parts, Food Processing, Environmental Effects, Waste, and Making Choices.

How do you keep children engaged in your science lesson?  The answer includes food and hands on activities!  In Growing Food teachers are presented with lesson plans and student activity sheets to teach children about food systems through using hands on activities and food.