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Over the life of the program, Hands On has been implemented in over 148 schools spanning 24 states.  Approximately 57,000 students have taken part in the Hands On program.  The curriculum provides teachers and administrators with all the necessary instruction, resources, supplies and support needed to use the program free of charge. 

Initial funding for the Hands-On program was provided by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Integrate Food Safety Initiative and the Grocery Manufacturers Association . Due to the tremendous success of the program Hands-On has experienced more than tremendous growth and has the opportunity to expand to many more schools with your support.

Collaboration between our corporate sponsors and Hands-On: Real-life Lessons for Middle School Classrooms is a strong and mutually beneficial relationship that helps build healthier lives for adolescent students, their future families and communities.

Through your involvement, you will increase awareness of your brand among middle school teachers, students and parents. Direct marketing opportunities are available through promotional program materials, including folders with corporate sponsor logos that are sent home with each student. Corporate sponsors will also be highlighted on the Hands-On website.

There are two ways your company can partner with the Hands-On program. You can donate a one-time gift to either a specific school send a donation directly to Hands On. If the corporation chooses the first option, they may choose a particular school or negotiations can be made for school recruitment in an area where Hands-On is not already implemented.

 

Corporate FAQs

Q: What is Hands-On: Real-life Lessons for Middle School Classrooms?

A: Hands-On: Real-life Lessons for Middle School Classrooms is an interactive, interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches students key food safety concepts and practices while meeting Common Core and state curriculum standards for all core subject areas.

Q: Why is the Hands-On program important?

A: Every year, food-borne illnesses cause an average of 5,000 deaths per year and amount to approximately $19 to 37 billion annually in healthcare. Adolescent students are generally overlooked when it comes to food safety education. Research shows that many adolescents prepare snacks and meals in the home and will soon be prime candidates for employment in the food service industry. Therefore, it is important to reach this population and ensure that they are familiar with food safety techniques and are able to implement these techniques.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: The Hands-On program is provided to middle school teachers at no cost. In order to bring the program into a classroom, it costs approximately $2,200 for materials and staffing. Each year, Hands On reaches an average of 6,000 students.  With plans to expand to all 50 states by 2025, funding needs to be expanded in order to provide programming to more schools.

Q: How can I benefit from corporate sponsorship?

A: This is an excellent opportunity to make an impact in the lives of your consumers. Through your involvement, you will increase awareness of your brand among middle school teachers, students and parents. Direct marketing opportunities are available through promotional program materials, including folders with corporate sponsor logos that are sent home with each student. Corporate sponsors will also be highlighted on the Hands-On website.

Q: What are the options for sponsorship?

A: There are two ways a corporation can partner with Hands-On . The corporation can donate a one-time gift to either a specific school or to support the program in general. If the corporation chooses the first option, they may choose a particular school or negotiations can be made for school recruitment in an area where Hands-On is not already implemented.

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Hands-On: Real-life Lessons for Middle School Classrooms wants to thank its corporate sponsors for their very generous contributions to Hands-On: Real-life Lessons for Middle School Classrooms. Their generosity helps to further this invaluable educational outreach program that will teach students important lessons in food safety in a manner that allows schools to meet Common Core and state standards for math, science, language arts, vocabulary and social studies.

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