Parents nationwide now have access to new ways to keep children learning and engaged during the coronavirus crisis, thanks to free materials developed in conjunction with the Pork Checkoff. 

With many working and learning from home during the global pandemic, parents are looking for ways to keep their students occupied and informed. 

Angie Krieger of Pork Checkoff, says, “We have a wealth of fun and educational resources parents can use to teach their children about food, nutrition, farming and the environment.” 

Working with curriculum specialists at Young Minds Inspired, the Pork Checkoff created a series of educational activities that support healthy eating and teaches children about pork and sustainability. 

The Pork Checkoff has worked with Young Minds Inspired since 2008 to develop and approve standards-based content for classroom use. 

Just as new materials were about to be shared with classroom teachers this spring, the coronavirus pandemic altered those plans. 

With minor adjustments, the content was modified to fit the needs of parents now looking for educational materials. 

The lesson plans and activity information can be found at