Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Resources for Teachers

Nutrition education is a key element in promoting healthy lifestyles in children. We have compiled a list of resources for Florida teachers to bring food, health and agriculture into the classroom.

Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month has free, standardized lesson plans for K-6 that focus on a Florida-grown product each month. 

Farm to School and School Gardens

Farm to School works to move local, fresh products into schools. Farm to School also emphasizes using school gardens as a tool for teaching kids about science, math and much more.

Know Your Nutrition Book [ Adobe PDF Document 7.94 MB ]

This book was developed as part of Living Healthy in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a tool for teachers, parents and activity leaders to introduce elementary and middle school students to nutrition and cooking.

Huddle Up for Breakfast

Huddle Up for Breakfast is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Dairy Council of Florida to increase breakfast participation in schools. Teachers can play a role in helping more kids receive breakfast as well as in educating them on the importance of breakfast in their daily lives.

The Outsiders Club

The Outsiders Club is a fast-paced 30-minute program starring four kids whose adventures exploring nature, and even the kitchen, model ways to pursue a healthier and more active nature-connected lifestyle.

Xtreme Cuisine

Xtreme Cuisine teaches culinary skills to students from early elementary to middle school. 

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom helps teachers in prekindergarten through 12th grade educate students about the Florida agriculture industry by providing them with curricula, materials, workshops, grant money and reading programs like Florida Agriculture Literacy Day.