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Cook it

Cook and prepare food with your students! These delicious snacks can be made by students with a range of food preparation skills, and adapted for your classroom. Recipes have been student and dietitian-tested and approved!

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Preserve it

Turning the local harvest into foods that can be eaten all year-round through canning, freezing, and dehydrating is delicious, and a great hands-on life skill! Check out these lesson plans for learning how to do this with your class.

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Grow it

Growing food with your classroom doesn’t need a big garden or a lot of space; learn how to grow food inside your classroom, activities to do outside, and interact with food all through the year.

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Don't waste it

Over 30% of our waste is compostable, learn how to compost at school, conduct a waste audit with your class, and learn how the City of Kamloops’ landfill works!

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About

Hands On Food is a food literacy curriculum for elementary school teachers with recipes and lessons that focus on local food and a sustainable food system. The lessons can be used to teach students about how to grow and cook food, and how to minimize waste. Food-based learning is hands on way to teach the BC curriculum including science, math, and more. Dig into the lessons and your students will be able to get their hands on food!

These lessons are targeted to Grades 4-7 but can be easily adapted for any grade (Kindergarten through Grade 12).

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"I like it because I can see how the plants grows from seed to when we can eat stuff off of it."

- Mia, Grade 6

You won't "be leaf" these schools!

Food literacy is taught in many SD 73 schools in the Kamloops community; teachers and students in these three schools in particular have been instrumental in testing and developing these lessons.

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    Arthur Hatton Elementary

    Arthur Hatton Elementary grows microgreens in their classroom for local restaurants, and maintain a school/community garden that they utilize in a variety of learning opportunities.
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    McGowan Elementary

    McGowan Elementary has many classes involved in cooking, composting and conducting waste audits, and has several chickens in the school courtyard!
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    TRU Culinary Arts

    TRU Culinary Arts partnered with SD 73 schools to enhance student learning in nutrition, food skills, and sustainable food systems.

Our Partners

Contributing organizations of the project:

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Big thanks to these organizations in the Kamloops community that support food literacy in many SD 73 schools:

Valued Contributors

Simone Jennings
Public Health Dietitian,
Interior Health

Sherry Stade
Health Promoting Schools Coordinator,
School District 73

Addie de Candole
Food Literacy Advisor, Farm to School BC

Courtney Bruin
Teacher,
School District 73

Paul Denby
Teacher,
School District 73

Adam Florence
TRU Culinary Arts

Neil Whitmore
Curriculum Coordinator,
School District 73

Alexis Blueschke
ICS Mt Paul Community Food Centre

Jaimi Garbutt
City of Kamloops

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