Farm to School in the Classroom

The Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser is not only a profitable fundraiser for your school or licensed daycare, but it also provides numerous teaching opportunities for educators. While students are talking about and selling fresh, local vegetables to family and friends, why not also educate them about:

  • Healthy food choices
  • Canada's Food Guide
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Agriculture in Manitoba
  • Local food production, marketing, and distribution

Whether in preschool, elementary, junior or senior high school, we're confident this fundraiser can be tied to many interesting discussions and learning opportunities for your students.

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Veggie Activities

Celebrate "Veggie Time" with your school or daycare with fun and interactive vegetable-themed activities, such as:

  1. Making a Vegetable SoupCelebrate World Food Day by creating Soup Day in your classroom!
    Click here to watch a video on how to make vegetable soup.
  2. Veggie Jokes --Short Version
  3. Onion on a Spoon Relay
  4. Capture the "carrot" (aka capture the flag)
  5. Veggie Jeopardy
  6. Do you know your food groups? Match foods the Canada's Food Guide food groups.
  7. Corny Fruit and Vegetable Jokes --Long Version
  8. Make a Veggie Hat Activity!
  9. Grocery List Relay...grab what's on your list and don't forget the veggies!
  10. Plant veggies or herbs indoors and watch them grow!