Lesson Plans *New 2020

At Growing Chefs! Ontario we believe the best way to learn about and explore food is through in person, hands on, experiential learning. Unfortunately this option is not available to us currently, so we have been hard at work adapting our programming to help students continue to engage with food in meaningful ways without preparing and sharing food together. After all, food is still an effective vehicle for applying skills learned in the classroom to our day to day lives! 

These new Growing Chefs! Lesson Plans are designed to offer safe ways to continue learning about food while teachers and students are navigating at home and in school adjusted learning structures while aiding students in meeting Learning Expectations cited in the Ontario Elementary School Curriculum. (Social Studies Grades 1-6, Geography and History Grades 7-8; Health, Grades 1-8; Literacy, Grades 1-8). 

There is no cost to using these lessons/resources, but we do ask that after using any of the lessons or activities/resources that you please fill out our feedback survey. Lesson Plan Feedback Survey (The survey can be completed in under 10 minutes)


Food Systems:

Food Systems Part 1 (suggested grade level: 1-3)

Food Systems Part 2 (suggested grade level: 4-6)

Food Systems Part 3 (suggested grade level: 7-8)

Food Systems Associated Resources:

Value of Food 

Value of Food Associated Resources 

Taste Like a Chef

Taste Like a Chef Associated Resources

  The Clark Family Foundation
 Urban Harvest Landscape
zdybThe Wilson Family FoundationThe Joanne and Tom Cowan Fund
The William and Katharine Kostuk Family FundLove Alchemy Cornerstone
TillsonburgLFHSGoodlife Fitness