Maryland Farm to School Curricula

Farm to School builds connections to healthy, locally grown food, agriculture, and the farmers and watermen that are responsible for making that food available. Students build a greater appreciation for healthy food, when they learn where food comes from and have opportunities to taste new foods, grow gardens, meet farmers, and visit local farms. As a result of Farm to School, students feel empowered to make healthier choices and ask for fresh, local food at home.


Exploring Maryland Food Curriculum
Exploring Maryland Food follows the major steps in the food system: Production, Processing, Distribution and Marketing,
Access and Consumption, and Food Waste Recovery. The goal is to examine the impact of agriculture and food production
on people, communities and the environment. This 5 unit curriculum is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards,
Environmental Literacy Standards, and Ag Literacy Outcomes for grades 3-5.



Lesson 1: Digging into Production  Lesson 2: Understanding How Our Food is Processed  Lesson 3:  The Story of Maryland Food:
From the Farm to the Shopping Bag



Lesson 4: Accessing and Eating Healthy Food                                                   Lesson 5: Conquering Food Waste



This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.