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Food Checkout Week is February 17-23.

The American Farm Bureau celebrates Food Checkout Week the third full week of February each year to celebrate the committment of America's farmers and ranchers to producing safe, abundant and healthy food.

 

How US Consumers Spend Their Paychecks

Cost of Food at Home: US Average at Four Cost Levels (USDA)

2011 Global Food Price Monitor (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Food Timeline FAQs: Historic Food Prices

 

Try these lessons to celebrate Food Checkout Week.

Make Mine Turkey

Students learn to interpret data in grocery ads, create menus and and compute the cost of a dinner.

Your Food Dollars and Cents

Mr. Goldman's Good Idea

Students read about the invention of the shopping cart and identify major elements of the story’s structure. (3rd-6th grade math, language arts and social studies)

By the Pound

Student estimate the weight and cost of produce and calculate the actual price. (1st-5th grade math)

Agriculture: It Doesn't Just Happen

Students use research skills to find information about agriculture research projects and use gathered information in a variety of presentations. (6th-8th grade language arts and social studies)

How Far Does It Travel? Exploring the Geography of Food

Students compare the distances food travels from farm to table. (6th-8th grade social studies, language arts, and math)

Where Has All the Farm Land Gone?

Students look at issues related to land use worldwide (6th-8th grade social studies and language arts)

 

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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is a program of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.