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Food For America

Food For America is an educational program focusing on agricultural literacy in elementary schools and communities.

It is a program developed to assist FFA members and all agricultural education students in leadership skill development as they reach out to youth, peers and their entire communities by sharing the world of agriculture. Each unit has primary, upper elemtary lessons and a demonstration plan.

Primary lessons are written for high school students to deliver to students in grades K-3.

Upper elementary lessons are written for high school students to deliver to students in grades 4-6.

Demonstration plans are hands-on activities for all ages to get students involved and learn by doing. They are set-up in an easy to follow bulleted format.

Unit 1: Production Agriculture

Unit Objective : Identify the significance of production agriculture in their lives. Familiarize particpants with different types of crops and understand agriculture's wide scope.

Primary

Where is Agriculture

Food From Coast To Coast

Upper Elementary

Agriculture By The Numbers

Top Crops

Lots More From Agriculture

Demonstration

Simulation Farm



Unit 2: Processing

Unit Objective : Comprehend the food processing process; including facts about what foods are processed and different methods of processing.

Primary

The Exploding Cheeseburger

Quick Lesson: The Adventures Of Cob's Potatoes

Upper Elementary

Peanut To Peanut Butter

Quick Lesson: Where Does Your Food Dollar Go?

Demonstration

Butter Making



Unite 3: Distribution

Unit Objective : Describe the field to fork process by explaining how food gets from the field to their dinner plate.

Primary

How Food Moves From Farm To You

Quick Lesson: Open Your Eyes And Watch The Food Go By

Upper Elementary

Food For Keeps

Demonstration

Commodity Relay



Unite 4: Nutrition

Unit Objective : Understand the components of a healthy diet.

Primary

Pyramid Power

Upper Elementary

The Pyramid Counts

Demonstration

Make A Pizza



Unite 5: Food Safety

Unit Objective : Recognize the importance of food safety and food safety best practices.

Primary

Keeping Food Safe

Quick Lesson: After-School Food Safety

Upper Elementary

Controlling Pests And Disease

Demonstration

Bacteria Cupcakes



Unite 6: Food Safety

Unit Objective : Discuss trade, marketing and food origins on a local and global level.

Primary

Where In The World?

Quick Lesson: My Food Heritage

Upper Elementary

The Trade Game

Demonstration

Product Origin Map



Unite 7: Environment

Unit Objective : Identify environmentally friendly practices and how they benefit agriculturalist and the entire population.

Primary

Farmers Love The Land

Compost It!

Upper Elementary

Soil Conservation

What Decomposts? What Doesn't?

Demonstration

Erosion Control Model



Unite 8: Careers

Unit Objective : Describe multiple agricultural careers. Identify students' career interests.

Upper Elementary

Careers In Agriculture

Demonstration

Career Memory



Unite 9: History and Social Development

Unit Objective : Describe multiple agricultural careers. Identify students' career interests.

Primary

Agriculture Through The Centuries

Demonstration

Progressive Potato Relay



Unite 10: Agricultural Technology

Unit Objective : Expose students to various technological advances in the field of agriculture.

Primary

DNA...It's What's For Dinner

Agriculture...It's Out Of This World!

Quick Lesson: How To Grow A Fish Sandwich?

Upper Elementary

New Plants With Biotechnology

Hydroponics - Soilless Farming

Demonstration

Hydroponics