teachers

Spark curiosity in your classroom

In our virtual field trip, your students will join two of the brightest food detectives around as they investigate the secret world of food and solve mysteries by reading labels and ingredient lists.

Virtual Food Detective Field Trip

Our virtual workshop is now available to 4th grade classrooms nation-wide! As always, our program is free, fun, and learning standards aligned.

Quick Guide for Teachers

Our Workshop

Our workshop is a no-cost, commercial-free, common core learning standards-aligned food education workshop for 4th grade students that is offered free to all schools. During the workshop, students become food detectives equipped with the tools to read labels, understand ingredient lists, and see through marketing messages.

why food education?

This is the first generation with shorter lifespans than their parents.

$1.4 billion approximate annual revenue for the American flavor industry
100 average number of additive we consume each day
90% of the sugar in our diet comes from processed foods
  • We believe that every child should be able to make informed, healthy food choices.

    Workshop

    Education

    Sparking curiosity about what's really in the foods kids eat

    Awareness

    Raising awareness about how food companies are marketing to kids

    Literacy

    Teaching kids how to read nutrition labels and ingredient lists

    Application

    Practicing making smart food choices by synthesizing what they learn in the workshop.

Food Detective Stats

In the 2018/19 school year, 27,620 kids became food detectives.

50.4% of teachers report their own food choices were influenced
8 in 10 Students are more curious about what’s in their food
99% of teachers would recommend the program
Learning Extensions

Beyond the Workshop

Post-workshop support materials to encourage on-going conversations with your students.