Northern California Taste and Teach
In partnership with the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, the Taste and Teach program provides teachers with lesson plans that teach students food safety initiatives, seed identification, and sustainable land management techniques. The program also encourages the trial of new produce and reinforces crucial nutrition messages for kids.
This year, students will learn about almonds, pistachios, walnuts, leafy greens, asparagus, avocados, blueberries, and corn. There are many ways to taste these foods and we encourage all of them—raw and fresh, canned, dried, frozen, blended into a smoothie, steamed, roasted or tossed in a salad! At Raley’s, we have seen that when you increase children’s access to fresh foods, they are more likely to make better choices long-term. We also know the importance of teaching students about California agriculture’s role in promoting a healthy economy and safe and nourishing food supply.