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Exploring Family Food Traditions

By: Laura Martin Bacon


[image] Ri and Olivia



Edible Legacies are delicious treasures to discover, cook and share –

and kids are the ones who make it all happen!


IACP Kids-in-the-Kitchen has teamed up with Green Ribbon Schools, ZeBot's Kitchen and DooF ('food' backwards) to host an exciting project for creative kids ages 5-18, inspired by ZeKids Food Blogging Program.


Here's all you need to do:

1. Learn  about your family's food traditions by interviewing your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or cousins about their favorite recipes and ingredients – then ask them to help you cook (and share) a special dish. No relatives to interview? Ask a friend or neighbor – or start your own food tradition!


 2. Tell us your story and, if you can, share your recipe (in words, photos, drawings and/or video).


3. Share the fun with other kids here on the Green Ribbon Schools website!



[image] Don Fries





Text: Try to keep the word count for the story (not including the recipe) to 300 words, max. Of course, your blog can be much shorter -- even just a couple of sentences are great! Please make sure your blog is in either a Microsoft Word or Text-Only format.

Photos: Submit one to three great photos! If your parents don't want you to show images of your face on the internet, just take pictures of your ingredients, techniques, scenery, favorite pet enjoying your food -- or whatever else you'd like.


Videos: Your videos should be no more than 2 minutes long – and shorter is fine! To submit, you'll need to post them on YouTube, then send us the link in your email submission.





 Text & Photos:Since you'll be uploading directly to the Green Ribbon Schools website, please free to create a blog with as much text and as many photos as you like. You can write a group blog by the entire class—or have individual students write their own brief blogs with bylines.


Videos: Please note that the maximum size video file that can be uploaded directly onto the Green Ribbon Schools website is 20MB. If your video file is larger, please upload it to YouTube, then post the link in your project file on the GRS website. Here's an example!


[image] Sarahs Zucchini Flowers






Please have your parent, guardian or teacher email your story/recipe to Laura Martin Bacon at

Please make sure to put "Edible Legacies" in the subject line.

Your submissions also need to include your first name, age and your parent or guardian's permission to be part of this project.




-To get started, please register on the free Green Ribbon Schools website by clicking here.

- Choose "Teacher" from the role pulldown.

- In the School/Org blank at registration, please enter your school name, city and state. If you can't locate your school or organization, please contact Green Ribbon Schools here and they will add it for you.

- Complete registration, and you will automatically be logged into the GRS website. 

- Once you are logged in, you're on the MY PROJECTS page, where you will see the JOIN PROJECT box. 

- Enter the following "Invite Code" into the JOIN PROJECT box:  xp7449-3133-5

 - Presto: You're now joined to the IACP Kids Edible Legacies project!




Please build your page using the RESULTS PAGE BUILDER inside the IACP Kids Edible Legacies project.

Be sure to upload your photos and videos using the UPLOAD IMAGE/VIDEO button on the right side of the project page. 

After that,  you can enter text, images and videos into the results builder.

Please feel free to submit as many stories and recipes (including photos or short videos (under 20MB) on your page as you like -- we have lots of people who'd love to read them!

When everything is complete, click the PUBLISH PAGE button and then SUBMIT FOR APPROVAL button to send it to IACP Kids to post for you.


If you have any technical questions about how to upload and post, Green Ribbon Schools will be happy to help -- just click here to contact a GRS expert!


[image] Sarah cooking

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