higher education

If you’d like to see mathematics and science come to life for your students, try FoodMASTER! This program is designed to help you present concepts with fun, hands-on food activities students are sure to enjoy. Preparation is simple and curriculum downloads are FREE thanks to SEPA and USDA sponsorship!

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USDA Higher Education Grant Challene Award

About FoodMASTER Higher Education

Welcome to the FoodMASTER Higher Education program! This curriculum was developed by FoodMASTER with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture Higher Education Grant Challenge Award to present students in higher education with ten basic topics in foods to help develop mathematic and science skills.

FoodMASTER Higher Education curriculum presents Nutrition and Dietetics and Family and Consumer Science college students with new courses focusing on food and agriculture as a way to improve understanding of the nature of living systems and the promotion of healthy living. The courses are designed to foster improved comprehension and application of foundation knowledge and skills for applied practice in food and agriculture science focused professions.

Digital Materials

The Higher Education FoodMASTER curriculum consists of Lab PDFs as well as Distant Education (DE) digital workbooks. The workbooks include lab material and chapter questions in Microsoft Word® format.

Mathematic & Science Curriculum Topics

kitchen

Food Safety

Learn safe food practices for food safety and sanitation to help prevent foodborne illnesses.
measuring spoons

Weights & Measures

Review and fine tune your skills to be better prepared to use concepts of weights and measurements in the kitchen.

Mathematic & Science Curriculum Topics

kitchen

Food Safety

Learn safe food practices for food safety and sanitation to help prevent foodborne illnesses.

measuring spoons

Weights & Measures

Review and fine tune your skills to be better prepared to use concepts of weights and measurements in the kitchen.

vegetables

Vegetables

Learn about vegetable science and preparation.

fruits

Fruits

Learn about fruit science and preparation.

grains

Grains

Learn about grain science and preparation.

candy

Sugar

Learn about sugar science and candy making.

dairy products

Milk & Cheese

Learn about milk and cheese science while making cheese and evaluating milk and cheese products based on sensory characteristics and nutrient composition.

brown eggs

Eggs

Learn about egg science and the many functional properties of eggs in food formulations.

meats

Meat, Poultry & Fish

Learn about the science of meat, poultry and fish, as well as common preparation.

oils

Fats & Oils

Learn about fat science, frying methods and fat absorption.

muffins

Quick Breads

Learn about quick bread science and experiment with different flours and preparation techniques.

dough roller

Yeast Breads

Learn about yeast science and experiment with different flours in preparing yeast breads.

The FoodMASTER curriculum is free for public, private and home school teachers to download and use!

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What does it take to be a FoodMASTER?

Are you enthusiastic enough to be a FoodMASTER? The hands-on FoodMASTER activities in this curriculum do take the commitment of a special teacher who is willing to take the extra time to bring food and supplies into the classroom. It also requires that teachers manage their classrooms in a more open fashion that they may not be accustomed to.

However, if you desire to see science come to life for your students, you will find this method very enjoyable, rewarding and satisfying. Previous work with the FoodMASTER method indicated that 85% of the students repeated one or more of the activities at home! You will be filled with satisfaction when you see students applying real-life science in the classroom and as you hear students share their stories of food lab cooking at home.