Focus on Nutrition and Health: The Learning Garden is the best place for students to explore real food—there’s nothing fresher or more delicious than the food they grow themselves!
The Kitchen Community + Common Threads: We are proud to partner with Common Threads, an industry leader in nutrition and health education and curriculum development, for our Nutrition and Health content track. Their mission is to prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, while celebrating cultural differences and the things people all over the world have in common. Common Threads has partnered with 113 underserved schools in five cities, providing 170,600 hours of health and nutrition education to 21,607 children and adults.
Curriculum: The Nutrition and Health Content Track will provide a LearningGarden-ready version of Common Thread’s acclaimed Small Bites curriculum, which includes 8 Nutrition Lessons from Common Threads and 8 complementary lessons from The Kitchen Community to tie in the Learning Garden. The curriculum is available for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 and is aligned with National Health Education Standards, Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.
What your School Gets: Each teacher participating in the Nutrition and Health Content Track will have access to resources to ensure successful adoption of the curriculum, including:
- Professional Development workshops for teachers and volunteers
- Adapted Small Bites curriculum as described above
- Access to TKC Garden Educators for gardening and instruction support