Plan a Field Trip
Field trips are a wonderful way to engage students in hands-on learning about the natural world, our food supply and nutrition. If children can touch, taste and see food where it is grown, they are much more likely to develop an interest in what they eat.
Take a field trip to a local Farmers’ Market
Kindergarten (pdf) First Grade (pdf) Second and Third Grade (pdf) Fourth and Fifth Grade (pdf)
Visiting a farmers’ market is one of the easiest ways to educate students about local food. Learn the essential role agriculture and food play in the life and economy of our region. Meet the farmers and learn how they grow their crops, where they come from, what is in season, and why they choose to farm.
Farmers’ Market Lesson Plans and Activities
ResourcesField trip checklist (pdf) Logistical information about San Francisco’s Ferry Building and Civic Center markets (pdf) Reminders for Students (pdf) Farmers’ Markets in San Francisco (pdf)
Additional information about local farmers’ marketswww. sfgate.com www.CAfarmersmkts.com www.pcfma.com www.cuesa.org
Take a field trip to a grocery store
A neighborhood grocery store can be a great place for a field trip. Divide into groups with parent volunteers to do a nutrition label reading lesson or to purchase ingredients for a classroom cooking activity. Call ahead to see if tours are possible.
Take a field trip to a local garden or farm
Bay Area Farms and Gardens (pdf)
See on healthiersf.org