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Rice in Schools

USA Rice provides all the resources you need to create healthy, satisfying school meals. From breakfast to lunch and after-school meals, rice-based dishes deliver nutritional benefits and the great tastes your students want.


K–12 Recipe Ideas

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Cafeteria Posters

Education Toolkit

US Grown Rice 101

U.S.-Grown Rice 101 – Rice Cooking Guide for School Foodservice

Get cooking with U.S.-grown rice in your school kitchen. We’ve compiled everything you need to know for making perfect rice in one handy reference guide! No matter the type of rice or equipment your school kitchen uses, you’ll find the answers here. We’ve also included delicious rice recipes that meet child nutrition program requirements for grains in school meals. Download PDF »

US-Grown Rice in the Classroom

U.S.-Grown Rice in the Classroom

Developed by USA Rice and Chartwells for National Nutrition Month, this fun-filled workbook will get your students excited about healthy foods, including U.S.-grown rice. The book is perfect for 4th to 6th graders and includes educational puzzles, games and surprising facts that explain the history and science of rice, farming and nutrition. Recipes and kid-friendly cooking instructions included, too. Download PDF »

Rice Activities

Teacher’s Guide & Lesson Plans

Introduce your students to the All-American grain–rice! Students learn how rice growing has contributed to American history since colonial times, and how today’s U.S. rice growers not only help sustain wetland habitats but also help reduce carbon emissions by providing a close-to-home source of good nutrition. Includes a recipe-building activity to reinforce how rice can help families meet the MyPlate guidelines for a balanced diet . Download PDF »

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Kids Coloring Booklet

Kid’s Coloring Sheet

Appropriate for ages 2 – 6, this four page coloring activity tells the farm-to-table story of U.S.-grown rice.  Kids are able to color different scenes from the rice farm and learn about the lifecycle of rice by season.  They also learn where rice is grown and how rice makes its way table where they can color in a family making dinner and draw a healthy MyPlate dish with rice.  Print this activity sheet, double-sided on 11 x 17 paper and fold down the middle. Download PDF »