These are a few of the materials that have been created to promote the program as well as provide information and education to students and families in Wayne County schools.
Last updated September 18, 2020
These newsletters are designed be sent home with students. They provide education about different local food as well as simple activities that kids and families can do together.
Dairy is part of every school lunch and we are lucky enough to have milk that comes from local farms! Check out this info about dairy, have fun with a dairy word search, or try out an unconventional mac and cheese recipe.
Try your hand at growing some tasty vegetables at home this spring and summer! And don't forget the colorful garden markers so everyone in the family will know what is growing. If you have questions about gardening or are looking for more information you can contact the Wayne County Master Gardeners by calling and leaving a detailed message at the hotline: (315)331-8415 ext. 107 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asparagus is one of the first vegetables to be available in the spring and this is the time to get your fill! This vegetable is very nutritious and is very versatile; you can serve it as a side dish on its own or it can be incorporated into a soup, casserole or even a quiche.
Potatoes often get a bad wrap for being simple carbohydrates, but carbs are an important part of a healthy, balanced diet! Learn about some of the nutritional benefits of potatoes, how to roast your french fries rather than frying them, and even see the route that potatoes traveled to get to the US.
Root vegetables are available early in the growing season because they can be stored for long periods of time easily. Here is a little info about the different types of root vegetables, common nutrition traits, how to store them, and how to roast them. There is also an activity to help you think about all the different parts of plants that we eat on a daily basis!
Strawberries are a delicious treat early in the growing season! Here is some more info about their nutrition, how to use them in all kinds of foods, how to wash and store them, and a fun painting project.
June 22nd-28th is National Pollinator Week! Celebrate all different types of pollinators this week by coloring this fun picture, learning about their importance for our food supply, our environment and what you can do to protect them. Visit pollinator.org for more info.
Peas are one of the first things that you can plant in the spring. They are tasty and nutritious. Peas grow quickly and that is one reason they are great for learning about the needs of plants. Learn all about them with this handout and then try some pea plant experiments.
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