Hands On

Welcome to Hands On: Real-World Lessons for Middle School Classrooms!

Hands On teaches middle school students key food safety concepts while meeting state-mandated curriculum standards in the core subjects areas.

Using highly effective research-based instructional strategies, student labs, and hands-on activities, the Hands On curriculum covers subject areas in math, science, social studies, and language arts during the week-long unit. Teachers of all subjects work together to teach these interdisciplinary lessons, allowing students to build on food safety concepts from all subjects, improving knowledge and retention.

At this time the Hands On curriculum and related materials are provided to participating schools at no financial cost to the school (a $600 value). This free access is made possible through generous contributions from industry organizations, foundations and government grants.

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Hands On Sponsors 2017

Endorsed by the Institute of Food Technologists
Developed by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture