In preparation for Farm to School Month in October, I’m helping the good folks at Georgia Organics write some lesson plans for preschool all the way through high school in a series called “Lettuce Try It.”
We are hoping to provide a model for nutrition lessons that reinforce academic standards in the areas of science, math, and language arts. In addition, they have created a video (shot at our very own, Springdale Park!) to describe the process of hosting a taste test – a great way to introduce kids to new foods in a fun way.
They chose lettuce because it grows well in Georgia and is an easy crop for school gardens. It also satisfies the “Dark Leafy Greens” subgroup in the USDA school meal regulations. Did you know that Georgians eat more than 285 million pounds of lettuce each year?
If you’d like to receive these resources to implement with your kids, see more information here.