Bringing Food Power to Your
The Food Power van delivers the exhibit to schools.
To schedule Food Power in your
school contact the University of Missouri Extension Food
Power representative in your school’s region.
Costs $100 per setup. The exhibit can be scheduled by the same school or
district for multiple days. However, if the exhibit must
be moved, the setup fee would apply to each change in location.
Small schools can partner to share the cost. Up to 450 students
can participate in Food Power per day.
Requires a space 50’ x 50’ x 10’
for the Food Power Adventure exhibit.
Takes approximately 45 minutes for
each class to experience all stations.
Involves appointing a School Coordinator
who serves as the school Food Power contact person. The
School Coordinator does the Food Power scheduling and recruits
volunteers, such as parents or high school students to help
set up, present and take down Food Power Adventure. The
School Coordinator will receive a Food Power Adventure Guide
that assists them with the planning duties. The Food Power
Adventure Guide also contains the scripts the volunteer
presenters will use to teach the students at their station.
School Coordinator in St. Louis
The University of Missouri Extension
Food Power Exhibit Coordinator transports the exhibit
to your school. The exhibit is unloaded and assembled by
your school’s volunteers under the direction of the Exhibit
Coordinator. The Food Power Exhibit Coordinator remains
with the exhibit throughout the day to ensure the experience
runs smoothly. At the conclusion of the exhibit, the volunteers
assist with disassembling and reloading the exhibit into
the Food Power van.
Linda Syferd (center), Food Power Exhibit Coordinator for eastern
Missouri, with Regional University Extension staff.
Here is what School Coordinators are saying about Food Power:
“The materials were well organized
with easy to understand instructions.”
“The program was fun for students.
The scheduling and preparations were easy to follow. It’s
obvious that a lot of time and thought has gone into the
organization of the program and materials. It went smoothly.”
“It was very easy to prepare for
with much help from the MU Extension Office. It was very
beneficial for all of our students that were involved.”
“It was an excellent experience for
the students. Lots of learning.”
“I thought it was very well organized
from beginning to end. All of the paper work was very explanatory
and easy to fill out. Everything so well coordinated made
it easy for me.”