Put It Up! Food Preservation for Youth

apple slices drying in a dehydrator; photo by Edwin Remsberg

Teach kids safe food preservation techniques with this hands-on kitchen activities toolkit. Students will learn five different food preservation techniques: boiling water bath canning, making jam, pickling, freezing, and drying. These lessons include additional activities that teach science and math skills that meet several common core standards.

The kit contains instructions, recipes, additional activities, and kitchen and food preservation equipment for a group. Some activities require the use of a stove. Materials like produce and standard canning jars with 2-piece dome lids need to be purchased separately. The curriculum is designed for middle school students, but activities can be adapted for ages 8-18.

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