About Path to Plate Youth Expo

Path to Plate Youth Expo is a 1-day event for youth to make connections between agriculture and the food they eat. Youth spend the day rotating between stations for 15-20 minutes with agriculture and health experts. The stations provide up-to-date facts and demonstrations so youth can make informed choices about the food they eat. The goals of the event are to help youth:

  • Describe the relationships between plants, livestock, and health
  • Outline the path food takes from farms to our plates
  • Discuss the value of agriculture and how it impacts daily life
  • Describe how farmers and ranchers produce the food we eat
  • Identify nutritious foods and why they are important for our health
  • Explain why we should eat a healthy diet and a variety of foods

The stations at the day-long event vary by county and region. Examples of stations at past events include: beekeeping, beef, poultry, sheep, strawberries, grapefruit, and corn. These stations educate students about practices and technologies of agriculture and how they affect health, communities, and economies.

Path to Plate Components

  • 6 – 8 stations related to topics such as MyPlate, food labeling, cotton, corn, wheat, beef and pork, poultry, dairy, water, fruits, and vegetables

Alignment with TEKS

Below, the TEKS are highlighted for each grade level.

3rd Grade: Link to 3rd Grade TEKS
4th Grade: Link to 4th Grade TEKS
5th Grade: Link to 5th Grade TEKS
6th Grade: Link to 6th Grade TEKS

Additional Resources

Interested educators should connect with their county AgriLife Extension office for more information. Find their contact information here: https://counties.agrilife.org/

More information about Path to Plate can be found here: https://pathtotheplate.tamu.edu/