Food is a fun subject for students of all ages! Use these lesson plans and worksheets to explore the many educational uses of food with your class during National Nutrition Month (March) or any time of year. You'll find plenty of cross-curricular resources, including edible art projects, songs about nutrition, and recipes from around the globe. Students will enjoy hands-on activities that use candy to learn about math and science. You'll also find worksheets on the human digestive system and healthy eating.

Printables for Grades K-5
Food grabs students' attention and these lesson resources will, too! Choose from warm-ups with questions, printables using math skills, science activities including a lab with stations, and writing prompts.
Printables for Grades 6-8
Use our resources on food to teach students nutritional information in fun ways. Activities include a food web, fast food information, foods from Colonial times, and more.
Printables for Grades 9-12
Enhance students' knowledge of food and nutrition with these printables which include genetics using Gummy Bears, science key terms and review with accompanying test on food and nutrition, and more.
Lesson Plans
These engaging lessons will keep students interested and wanting to learn more about food. Choose from activities including experiments about mold and food or how ants are attracted to different foods, growing a class garden, and many more.
Quizzes
Test your students' knowledge about food with our quizzes. Interesting quizzes include a vegetarianism quiz and quizzes based on history and cultures.
Holiday Recipes
Classwork with "taste" describes these recipe resources. Students use math skills creating crazy recipes, and expand their cultural knowledge when they study recipes from other countries.
References
Use these reading passages and recipes to increase students' learning about food facts and foods from other cultures.
Educational Technology Resources
These Educational Technology Resources offer you activities such as internet research on fast food facts, gathering data and creating a powerpoint presentation, and more.
Food & Art Connected
Students extend their learning about foods with these printable activities on healthy food choices, grammar and noun skill building through foods, and examining measurements of arts and crafts recipes.
Mathematics & Food Connected
Help students expand their math skills with our resources. Activities include Gummy Worm estimation and measurement, favorite fruits survey, and creating a snack spreadsheet.
History & Food Connected
Food and history are intertwined. Choose from activities such as the marshmallow's history, and comparing present-day Thanksgiving foods to those eaten in Colonial times to teach students about the history of foods.
Science & Food Connected
Printables and reading passages including The Science Behind Nutrition, Gummy Bear Genetics, and the Chemistry of Cooking are a few of the Science and Food resources available.
Language Arts & Food Connected
These resources include writing prompts, books with lessons and resources, vocabulary and writing about hunger and malnutrition, and many more.
Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition
Use our various books and reading passages with activity sheets and other resources to enhance students' knowledge about food.
Social Studies & Food Connected
Choose from our resources to enhance students' knowledge about food. Included are supermarket fair trade items, a take-home nutrition vocabulary project, labeling the parts of the corn plant, and more.
Food Resources for Health & Nutrition
Our Health and Nutrition Resources offer a lab lesson with worksheet and materials needed, a slideshow of activities for a printable book, and healthy exercise tips.

Browse Foods Resources

Popcorn Predictions

Which cup of kernels will produce the most popcorn? Encourage students to make a hypothesis, then watch the video to see the answer.

Vegemite

Making Eggs That Bounce

Did you ever try to bounce an egg? Don't! Not until you read through this experiment, anyway.

This experiment is more fun if you do it with a couple of friends, because you can have a bouncing egg contest when you've finished it. So round up a couple of pals, a dozen eggs or so, and let's get started.

As you know, eggs have shells that you must remove before eating.

The Sweetest Experiment – Chocolate and Solvents

The town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, has a slogan in which it claims to be the sweetest place on earth. That may or may not be true, but one thing is certain. The chocolate that is made in Hershey, Pennsylvania, sure is sweet, and that's part of why you'll love this science experiment.

Do you ever make hot chocolate from the powdered hot chocolate mix? You heat a cup of water or milk in the microwave, and then put the powder into the hot liquid, right? When the powder dissolves, you've got hot chocolate.

What Household Cleaners Break Down Jell-O Best?

Before you start wondering why anyone would waste his or her time comparing the effects of household cleaners on Jell-O, think about the fact that Jell-O contains gelatin, a source of protein. So what, you say?

Gelatin is a protein formed by boiling specially prepared animal skin, bones, and connective tissue. It's used in some foods, drugs, and photographic film.

Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?

Solutions are nothing more than mixtures of different compounds or elements. You encounter solutions every day without even realizing it.

Even the air you breathe-which contains water-is a solution of a liquid and a gas. If you drank a soda today, you actually drank of solution of a gas dissolved in flavored water. If you're wearing a bracelet made of sterling silver, you're wearing a solution of two metals.

Fair Trade

Health & Nutrition (Grades 4-9) Printables Slideshow

Take a look inside our printable book "Health & Nutrition (Grades 4-9)," with this sneak peek slideshow. With this slideshow, you'll see some of the many health- and nutrition-themed activities inside the book, including literature guides, journal topics, and more.