New kitchen garden book for early years educators!

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is very excited to announce the publication of Seasonal Food & Gardening for the Early Years: Book 1.

This first-of-its-kind, practical illustrated guide gives early years educators an introduction to pleasurable food education.

Pleasurable food education is fun, hands-on and emphasises the flavours as well as the health benefits of fresh, seasonal, delicious food.

In this book, the 42 activities and 28 recipes distinguish between adult and child tasks, and help young children develop food literacy by engaging their innate curiosity.

Organised by themes specially designed for a younger audience – Basics, Growing, Senses, Living creatures, Water, Australian gardens, Seasons and celebrations – the book includes inquiry question prompts and makes connections to sensory learning and Indigenous themes.

Seasonal Food & Gardening for the Early Years has been specifically developed to support educators working within the context of the Australian Government’s Early Years Learning Framework, and helps early childhood settings achieve the Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard.

The cooking and gardening activities featured throughout are simple to follow and can be adapted and tailored to various early childhood settings, routines and audiences.

The activities, recipes and advice in this book stem from the Kitchen Garden Foundation’s 15 years of experience supporting children of all ages to grow, harvest, prepare and share their own vegetables, herbs and fruit.

Teaching young children all about food – where it comes from, how to make and share it, and what fresh, seasonal dishes taste like – can help them develop positive food habits for life.

Kitchen Garden Program Schools and Kitchen Garden Classroom members are eligible for a 10% discount – simply visit the Shared Table to access your discount code or learn how you can join the Kitchen Garden Classroom.

For more details and to check your status, please contact the Support Line on or 13000 SAKGF (13000 72543).

The Foundation warmly thanks our Principal Partner, Medibank, for providing the support that has made this publication possible. Read more about this unique Australian partnership.

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