Over the life of the program, Hands On: Food Safety has been implemented in over 180 schools spanning 35 states.  Over 62,000 students have taken part in the Hands On: Food Safety 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 Integrated Food Safety Initiative and the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science and Education Foundation. Due to the tremendous success of the program, Hands On has experienced tremendous growth and has the opportunity to expand to many more schools with your support.


Current Sponsors

Hands On Classrooms wants to thank its industry sponsors for their very generous contributions. Their generosity helps to further this invaluable educational outreach program that will teach students important lessons related to food and consumer education in a manner that allows schools to meet state standards for math, science, language arts, and social studies.


Addition support for the Hands On Classrooms program has been provided by the following individuals.

Brian Bedard

Betsy Booren

Tracy Davis

Geoff Freeman

Karin Moore

Keith Olscamp

Brandon Partridge

Crystel Prather

Patty Stockton

Akhila Vasan

Weiyi Zhao

Additional support is provided by the GMA Science and Education Foundation, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, and The United States Department of Agriculture. 

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