Offered November – January
Cooking Minnesota’s Harvest
A variety of grains and late-season produce make for tasty eating. These lessons go beyond wheat to teach about rye, oats and our native wild rice, while kids taste roots and healthy dark greens!
Discover how some of our most healthful vegetables survive outside in the winter, and how root cellars once kept many others fresh in the coldest months. Children will learn through stories and taste a selection of cabbages, roots, and hardy greens.
For centuries, humans have been growing and cultivating many different kinds of grains. Learn about the wheat that has shaped Minnesota, and the other small grains our state is proud to produce: corn, oats and rye.
Sweets and Sugars
Rare is the child that does not love sugar and sweets. But do they know how to moderate their intake and how to get good energy and nutrition while enjoying sugar and its alternatives? Children will learn these concepts through tasting, drawing and role playing in Sweets and Sugars.
Corn through the Centuries
This lesson tells the fascinating story of corn, from its Native American origins to its abundant present-day uses. Presentations may include storytelling, games, cooking, and diverse examples of its products.
Invite us to your school
How can you invite Midwest Food Connection’s natural foods programs into your classroom? Simply contact us via e-mail! Or, you may call and our staff will help you tailor a lesson plan to your students’ needs.
- What lesson (or group of lessons) you need.
- When you would like us to come to your classroom.
- How many classrooms are involved.
We schedule four to six weeks out and will take advance reservations as well.
- $125 for first program
- $85 for each additional program taught on the same day
*Maximum booking: 35 students per program, 6 programs per day
*Additional mileage charges may apply to schools more than 25 miles from Minneapolis’ city center
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding Midwest Food Connection’s programs, curriculum, or fees. Our educators would be happy to assist you in planning your school’s natural foods program.