FoodPrints Curriculum

Safety and Health


Health & Nutrition

Standards Alignment:

DC Early Learning Standards

Grade Level:



Fall / September


This lesson is an introduction to the FoodPrints program. The purpose of this lesson is for students to become familiar with the school garden and the kitchen classroom. Students will tour the school garden and harvest something they will use in the kitchen during the lesson. They will also practice a hand washing routine, taste different vegetables, learn about kitchen tools, and make a simple recipe.

Big Idea

We will learn to be safe in the kitchen and garden.

Guiding Questions

  • How can we be safe in the kitchen while preparing food?
  • Why is it important to be careful, slow, and safe in the garden?

Instructional Video to Support Teaching this Lesson