Farm to Early Care & Education Resources

Nutrition education can help young children learn healthy eating habits that will carry into adulthood. Child care providers have the opportunity to introduce a variety of foods, educate children on the growing process and sources of different foods to help shape lifelong eating habits.

Using books is a fun and engaging tool to teach children about agriculture.

A taste test is an activity that introduces children to foods and beverages they may not have tried before.

Engage students by incorporating cooking techniques based on their abilities.

Additional Resources

The South Carolina Garden Toolkit was created by members of the South Carolina Farm to Institution Program. The Garden Toolkit was prepared to assist you in implementing a garden in your community. We wish you the best of luck and would love to hear your success stories!

Farm to School has a lending library available where you can check out books about gardening and eating healthy.

The SC Agritourism Association is your go to resource to discover interactive farms in your area that offer field trips for children of all ages!

This resource can be used when creating classroom taste tests or as a guide for food service buyers.

Join us and thousands of schools as we celebrate food education, school gardens and lunch tray’s with healthy, local food.

Find fruits and vegetables in season this month!

Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff.

Build connections between the outdoors and the classroom while introducing children to new fruits and vegetables.

Activity kits developed by teachers and childcare providers to inspire children with fresh food grown close to home.

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