Our programs include:

Farm to Book

Spoons Across America’s core curriculum begins in the 2nd grade with Farm to Book. This program, taught monthly for the entire school year, gives children their first opportunity at exploring both new and unfamiliar tastes and flavors, learn about the source of their food-how it is produced, grown, and makes it way from farm to table. Read More…

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.  Building upon the themes of exploration and discovery established in Farm to Book, this 3-week residency for 3rd graders, gives children the opportunity to delve deeper into the discovery of taste, develop increased vocabulary around food and flavor, learn more specific information about nutrition and healthy choices, and make some simple recipes.   Read more…

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. Each monthly session focuses upon a selected theme and recipe that encourages children to explore, prepare and taste healthy foods.  Read More…

The Dinner Party Project®

After completing 3 years of Spoons Across America’s programming, 5th grade children are ready for The Dinner Party Project.  The children in The Dinner Party Project are responsible for planning, preparing, and hosting a multi-course dinner for their families in their school cafeteria. Read more…

New York Agriculture Literacy Week

By reading a high quality book about the food ecosystem to 2nd graders, we educate children on the importance of fostering awareness, understanding, and appreciation of agriculture, and from where food originates through a hands-on agricultural activity. Read more…

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