Free Classroom-Ready Curriculum
- Lesson plans engage students in critical analyses of food system issues. Rich, classroom-based activities include discussions, debates, poster projects and more.
- Slides, handouts, vocabulary builders and other supplementary materials help educators deliver compelling lessons with minimal preparation.
- Background readings brief educators and students on the key issues.
- A story-driven film illustrates concepts from the curriculum with compelling narratives.
- Teaching modules suit a variety of contexts, including high school and college level courses. They can be taught in any order, either independently or as part of a series.
Explore the Curriculum
The curriculum is so accessible, even to someone who doesn’t know a lot about the food system. The materials help educators gain some level of mastery before they teach... I can’t say enough good things about it.
Genna Cherichello, AmeriCorps VISTA, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
What is the Food System?
The food system spans the activities, people and resources involved in getting food from field to plate. Along the way, it intersects with aspects of public health, equity and the environment.
Why Teach the Food System?
This study of the food system spans multiple subjects, including environmental science, biology and social studies. It can help prepare learners for careers in public health, policy, nutrition, agriculture and a variety of other fields. Read more.