Why Should We…
Eat Together As A Family?
Cook With Our Children?
Eat Local? Eat Seasonally?
Eat Whole Grains?
Explore Our Programs
1st-5th grade programs available in the New York City Public Schools
Public School Curriculum
1st through 5th grade courses make up our core curriculum.
Spoons Food Explorers
Our core curriculum begins in the 1st grade with Spoons Food Explorers. In this 2 session program, children are introduced to the fresh, healthy ingredients in a simple recipe, and actively explore these foods using all of their senses.
Farm to Book
This 2nd grade program, taught monthly for the entire school year, gives children their first opportunity at exploring both new and unfamiliar tastes and flavors, learning about the source of their food-how it is produced, grown, and makes it way from farm to table.
Take-A-Taste with Spoons
After children have participated in Farm to Book and experienced a year-long exploration of food origins and taste, they are ready for Take a Taste with Spoons in this 3rd grade course.
Spoons Recipe Days
“Graduates” of our third grade program Take a Taste with Spoons continue their learning, exploration of food, and healthy eating in Spoons Recipe Days, a year-long program for 4th graders.
After completing 4 years of Spoons Across America’s programming, 5th grade children are ready for The Dinner Party Project.
Summer Camp Program
Spoons Across America is excited to offer Spoons Cooking Club for summer camp programs. Activities are presented in a fun, hands-on manner with opportunities to learn culinary skills, kitchen science, food origins and more!
Not Local to New York City?
The Spoons Across America The Food Exploration Project grant program might be a good fit for you. In this 8 week course children get a taste of the Spoons Across America curriculum. This course is a condensed version of other SAA courses for 2nd through 6th grade children.
Spoons Across America is a pioneering nonprofit that develops and fields a comprehensive curriculum of proprietary, experience-based food education programs.
We believe the best way to encourage better nutrition among children is to engage all their senses and feed their natural curiosity. Our programs awaken and inspire a lifelong passion in children to explore smarter, more nutritious and more diverse food choices. We strive to improve children’s relationship with food so that they may enjoy the benefits of healthier bodies, healthier lives, healthier families and a healthier community.
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