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WIN $1000! Entry Deadline March 31st!

Submit a baking lesson or activity to be eligible to win $1,000 and a trip for two to the Home Baking Association Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina!  Entries may be entered electronically or postmarked by March 31. All entrants will receive a FREE teaching resource from the HBA members as a thank you for teaching others to bake! Winning entries are designed for HBA to share with educators.  Entry deadline: March 31!
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Cookie Capers: Winning HBA Educator Award Lesson Plan

Cookie Capers by Marla Prusa, Howells, Nebraska

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
Howells Public Schools
Home Baking Association Educator Award winner
For the Middle School Lesson, click here
For the High School Lesson, click here

Bakeworks: Winning HBA Educator Award Lesson Plan

Bakeworks: Preschool enrichment &
community service through baking
by Julie Ratchford, Midlothian, Virginia 
Owner/instructor – Bakeworks, LLC
Home Baking Association Educator Award winner
For the Preschool Lesson, click here

March is Bake and Take Month!

Bake and Take Month is an invitation for bakers of all ages to embrace the community spirit of baking. Bake and Take Day, celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in March, is a great opportunity for families and service groups to get together in the kitchen and around the oven. Prepare gifts of fresh-baked wheat foods for relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors, the elderly and shut-ins. The visit when you deliver the baked goods is one of the most enjoyable aspects! Mark the date on your calendar and plan to participate.
For great recipe ideas, click here

Whole Grain Pumpkin Muffins

A yummy snack or breakfast treat from the National Festival of Breads. This is a great recipe to share with your family or students for Bake and Take!

Get the recipe here!


April 1 is Whole Grain Day!

Plan Your Whole Grain Sampling Day Activity!
Whole Grain Sampling Day (WGSD) is an annual event held the first Wednesday in April (this year, April 1, 2015) that has just one goal: to get as many people as possible to try more whole grains! Whether you promote whole grains in the classroom, by educating on the importance of whole grains or sharing whole grain snacks, or at home, by making whole grain recipes (such as Multi Grain Corn Flour Waffles or Whole Wheat Zucchini-Nut Bread) and modeling healthy eating behaviors, any activities that encourage whole grains are welcome!

Check out all of the resources for WGSD 2015, from downloadable brochures and handouts about whole grains, to a Whole Grain Grocery Store Tour Kit, to Whole Grain Trivia Contest Kit, to a database of sample Tweets for WGSD.
Need more information? Contact Kelly Toups, RD at the Whole Grains Council (, or 617-896-4884). 

How to Teach Nutrition to Kids - Bringing kids into the kitchen and around the dinner table is easiest when you begin young.  They’ll want to help and you need to train good hands.  Don’t mention this plus: kids “groove” the #1 Nutrition Guideline:  eat a wide variety of foods, something you cannot force a child to do. The secret works like magic: cook and bake with them…often. Keep the desirable food in the picture (don’t give up), trying different preparations with the young chef involved.  
This Nutrition Month, the Home Baking Association’s newest Writer’s Guild author Connie Evers, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, a Board Certified Sports Science and Pediatric Dietitian. Connie offers ten tips for Cooking with Kids— as well as excerpts from the latest edition of her book How to Teach Nutrition to Kids.  View Nutrition for Kids: It Starts In the Kitchen download.
See why HBA’s members loved baking Connie’s Butternut Softies, decorating them a gazillion different ways before eating them GONE.  Try her family favorite energy bar too!

Visit Connie’s web-site to learn much more!


Baking with Friends: Dragonfly Bakers and Bumble Bee Spice Specialists will generate excitement for children learning to bake.  This unique 74 page-hardback book includes 31 recipes with easy to follow directions.  Fun, colorful illustrations combine recipes with family baking activities, fun facts, vocabulary words and suggested children’s baking literature

Sample Recipe: Forgotten Cookies
View co-Author, Charlene Patton as she discusses Bake for Family Fun Month & Forgotten Cookies

Teachers, parents, youth leaders and mentors will find educational resources abound.  A valuable resource to teach kids self-sufficiency in the kitchen while inviting questions and providing answers through this new learning tool!  Everyone will share in the tasty success of learning to bake! Includes 60 minute audio CD.   Order now Only $20.00

Read more here
More resources from the Home Baking Association!

Order by April 30, 2015 and you will also receive a special gift sack with extra resources, recipes and baking gifts from Home Baking Association Members! 
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