Sweet Potatoes in the Classroom
Greetings from the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission! If you’re looking for materials to educate your students with, you’re in luck. The following lesson plans and activities were developed by North Carolina teachers to help you reach your educational goals and requirements in fun and exciting new ways while teaching kids about North Carolina’s healthiest commodity – sweet potatoes! Please take a moment to browse our classroom materials.
- Materials to Order: Place an order for posters, brochures and our CSPI manual (Carolina Sweet Potato Investigation). This year-long study guide for students in grades 3-6 facilitates learning in all academic areas.
- Materials to Download: These 5 lesson plans include activities to help students develop vocabulary and learning skills, as well as understand how they can cope with healthy lifestyle related health issues. Use these plans and reproducible worksheets to spark in-class discussion for developmental tests, homework or special projects.
- Foodservice Promotion Kit: The “March is Nutrition Month” kit includes recipes, contests and lesson plans to educate students about the importance of good nutrition.
- School Foodservice Recipes: We’ve created 5 new sweet potato recipes that follow USDA guidelines and meet meal pattern components. Lunch just got healthier with sweet potatoes!