Baking with young children will help provide a lifetime of enjoyment!
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Baking Activities for Every Teachable Moment

Baking activities can be quick and easy.  They can help introduce a lesson or fill extra minutes.  Culinary baking activities reinforce earlier learning with fun activities to create “teachable moments” for classrooms, afterschool, community groups or even at home.  Home Baking Association members and partners provide a variety of resources to share the many benefits of baking with children! 

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Whole Grain Train Song

The Whole Grain Train song gets kids excited about whole grains! It's the perfect sing-along for children in preschool and lower elementary classes, for scout groups, church groups, or any gathering of young children. Download music, lyrics or sheet music with the whole grains lesson! Preschool through 5th grade resources provided. Find out more information about the Whole Grain Train here!

Provided by HBA Partner Whole Grains Council

Wheat Foods for Kids

Do you know how many states grow wheat? This great tool kit provides fun trivia to share with all ages to learn about the food we eat!

Turkey & Veggie Wrap
Great lunch recipe or a group snack to share!

Provided by HBA Partner Wheat Foods Council

Let's Make Flour Tortillas!

What is a Baker’s Dozen? Why do flour tortillas have speckles?  Here is a great activity from the award-winning book Baking with Friends!   This is also a great opportunity for older youth to share a lesson with younger children.  The baking certificate can be downloaded and given to each participant. 

Download certificate here

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Easy Spiced Flax Mug Muffin

Summer is just around the corner and with that comes busy schedules. Here is a great whole grain recipe for breakfast in a mug!  Includes how-to video! A great resource to share for summer to keep kids in the kitchen!

Check out this special online offer from Hodgson Mill 
offer expires May 31st

Provided by HBA Member, Hodgson Mill

5-Minute Baking Activities

More great ideas to introduce, reinforce and review lessons on food skills and culinary math and sciences
  • 50 five-minute activities
  • Topics include:
Baking Ingredients
Baking Temperatures
Baking Measurements
Baking Tools
Baking Benefits Special offer for summer teaching aid!

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Please and Thank You Are Still Magic Words


Use this great guide for teaching kids manners with adults and friends, and also at the dinner table.

In the Kitchen with Sharon

May is the perfect month to turn pinning into doing. Celebrating good times is happening weekly if not daily and calls for a wide variety of personal touches.

Make your first touch small. Whether it’s a school party or a family event, make the treats1950’s-sized or mini-bites when compared to today’s portions.

Make the second touch “serve safe” as you cut and serve treats to friends, family, or the public. Take a refresher course at our favorite site

Don’t forget Memorial Day is May 30th!

Let your final touch be Memorial Day. First interview staff or residents at senior care centers about their favorite baked item. Bake it and return to make a living memory with our often forgotten elders, so many of whom are veterans.  Baking muffins is always a good idea!

Don’t forget the selfies of cleaning up the kitchen!

Hosting, serving and celebrating are all teachable moments for making people welcome and appreciated. Use the Guidelines for Manners chart above to help young and old remember the basics.

Consumer Panel Opportunity

Would you like to participate in a consumer panel?

Marketers of Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar are seeking volunteers to participate in consumer panels for potential new sweeteners and packaging concepts.  Testing may be either on-line or occur on-site at our Boca Raton Innovation Center (if applicable).  Your participation and insight will be extremely helpful in providing feedback and direction to new food products. When you respond directly to the e-mail below they will follow up shortly with a full questionnaire from ourConsumer Insights team.  
If you would like to be considered, please email:    Your email will give Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar to contact you directly.

Home Baking Association Resources click here

Baking with Friends has received four national awards.  The new Cultured Chef book provides an international flair. A perfect gift idea for any occasion is the Dough Sculpting 101 DVD providing more than 30 shaping techniques. View more educational resources

Baker's Glossary

What is a Baker's Dozen?

Baker's Dozen: The “baker’s dozen” refers to providing 13 baked items for the price of 12 and originated as a way to avoid shortchanging the customer. Bakers who shorted (cheated) customers could be punished severely—such as losing a hand to an axe! This allowed that one of the 13 could be lost, eaten, burnt, or ruined in some way, leaving the baker with the original legal dozen. The practice can be seen in the Baker Guild codes of the Worshipful Company of Bakers in London, 12th century.

Visit our online Baking Glossary with more than 350 terms!   

Here are quick-links to some of the resources provided in this newsletter:

Home Baking Association
Executive Officers

First Vice President

Tom Payne
King Arthur Flour

Sam Garlow
Shawnee Milling Company

Second Vice President: 
Eric Wall
Cereal Food Processors

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Message from the President


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