Spoons Across America’s 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: sight, smell, touch, hearing, and of course taste! Children will fill out their “Food Passports” as they follow a “sensory map” on their healthy food adventure.

In session two, children revisit some of the ingredients they encountered in the previous session, to make and enjoy a simple and healthy recipe. Children will also contribute to a group book about fresh fruits and vegetables and take home a family newsletter including the recipe that they created in the session.