Student detectives will investigate issues such as food marketing to children, the health impacts of sugar-sweetened beverages and importance of choosing water to stay hydrated, learning about food portions and highly processed foods, and more. Each week, children will have a new culinary adventure in the kitchen—cooking up healthy snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Through Food Explorers, children will learn to examine their own food choices and to make personal decisions on how and what to eat.

Food Explorers was created by the Greater Richmond Coalition for Healthy Children and made possible by the CarMax Foundation.

Food Explorers Curriculum:
Facilitator’s Guide
Session 12345
Parent/Guardian Permission Slip
Detective Discoveries/Key Messages
Sugar Calculations

Complete Food Explorers Curriculum

Food Cards:
Portion Distortion Cards
Rethink Your Drink Cards

Food Explorers Recipes:
Powerhouse Pumpkin Muffins
Kickin’ Kale Chips
Adventurous Apple Slices
Superstar Smoothie
Mango Magic Smoothie
Blue Monster Smoothie
Sunrise Smoothie
Infused Fruit Waters
Seriously Good-For-You Scrambled Eggs
Hummus Veggie Wrap
Fiesta Wraps!
Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili
Partyin’ Pasta Salad