Teachers, are you looking for more opportunities to share food or nutrition information with your students? Or are you looking for a new type of lettering for the bulletin board?
The Food Font alphabet printables are a great fun way to get your nutrition or food-focused bulletin board started. The bulletin board can manage to both pep up a space and convey vital information in an engaging way. Visual displays can help people with a variety of learning styles access what you want to teach in a way that works well for them.
One interesting way to get food into the classroom is to post an alphabet made of veggies or food, and then add other elements to make a great fun bulletin board about food and nutrition. Ready to get started?
- Paper to print the food alphabet letters onto (We recommend using white cardstock, but regular paper will do)
- White butcher paper or some colored paper or fabric for the background of your bulletin board.
- Scissors or Cutting Board
- Download one of of the Food Font alphabets that you want to print.(We like Summer Vegetable Alphabet or Summer Veggie food alphabets, but you can also choose your own.)
- Print the Food Font alphabet onto white paper or cardstock.
- Cut each letter using either a scissors or cutting board, cutting on the grey outlines. (each letter is a 6 inch square.)
- Organize your letters on a table, and put them in order of how you want to put them on the board.
- Use a stapler to tack down your background paper or fabric onto the board .
- Use a stapler or pushpins to put up your Food Font alphabet to the board.
- Now that you have the title done, you can add other food or nutrition elements to your board. We have some great ideas and resources below for you to use!
- Summer Vegetable Alphabet
- Summer Veggie
- Other Veggie Alphabets to use (Choose your own alphabets to use made of vegetables. Navigate to the alphabet page you like, and download the 6 inch Grid file)
Activities and Other Bulletin Board Elements
MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published by the USDA and is a way to learn about healthy eating. You can use Food Font letters and activities to go with the MyPlate lesson plans and information.
There are many free resources that you can use and add to your bulletin board display.
- You can print out posters from the My Plate Bulliton Board resources. They have a Five Food Groups Poster, MyPlate Graphics, and even Coloring sheets that you can use and add to your bulletin board.
- You also can print out extra graphics from the My Plate Team Nutrition Graphics Library, which has images about breakfast, food characters, menu graphics, my plate segment images, and MyPlate message sheets. These can be printed in color, and add some great information about food to your display.
You can review the MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum page for more resources and teacher guides.
Got Veggies is a education curriculum created for schools that have a school garden, or bring veggies and food into the classroom
- There are a number of great vegetable coloring pages that you can print and use with your class.
- There are also “Crunch the Numbers” worksheets that combine vegetables and math with both in-class and weekly activities.
There is a Got Veggies? Education free Toolkit that you can order or download which has activities that you can do with your class. Some of the activites are a Tasting Lesson, Seeds and Sprouts, Flowers and Fruit, and Garden activities for your class.
Rainbow on my Plate
The Rainbow on my Plate has class activities that teach about fruits and vegetables, and the role they play in maintaining good health.
The teacher’s guide, learning activities, and worksheets can be downloaded for free from the Rainbow Curriculum page.
Other Nutrition Resources
You can find many more resources on this Nutrition Activity Resource website. There are resources for pre-school, elementary, pre-teens and teen age children.