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Root Camp Curriculum

GrowNYC's partnership with Ample Table for Everyone 
Available for 2023 - 24 school year! 

What is Root Camp? A 10-lesson nutrition and food awareness curriculum with a cooking activity in each lesson, designed to foster healthy eating habits and culinary skills

Who is it for? Geared towards middle school but easily adaptable for older, younger, and D75 classrooms

Does it cost money? No, Root Camp is free for eligible NYC DOE classrooms PLUS GrowNYC will provide basic cooking supplies and stipend for ingredients purchased!

How can I get started? Watch the orientation video below and fill out the interest form here


Why teach food education? Research indicates that healthy eating can improve academic performance. School-based food education gets children excited about eating school meals which support long-term health and learning! Through engaging hands-on activities, school-based food education provides students with the motivation, skills, and knowledge to make choices that are healthy for themselves, their communities, and the planet. 

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Root Camp is supported by a grant from Ample Table for Everyone.

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