An ingredient and recipe exploration program for 5th-grade children
Choose Your Plate is a dynamic recipe-focused food education program that teaches children about the foods that comprise a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
After completing 4 years of Spoons Across America’s programming, 5th grade children are ready for the culminating program of their Spoons Across America experience. 5th grade students are responsible for planning, preparing, and creating a healthy plant-based Menu for the 3 main meals of the day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). Throughout the program, children further explore and review taste concepts and expand their understanding of nutrition, the difference between a “diet” and a “healthy diet.”, food safety, meal-planning, and cooking. In this program, children further explore taste concepts, expand their understanding of nutrition, the difference between a “diet” and a “healthful diet”, food safety, meal-planning, and cooking. The powerful experience of planning meals also deepens their understanding of the value of teamwork, and sharing, while building self-esteem and having fun.