Education Programs & Resources

Education is the key to change, and the heart and soul of our mission. Founder Barbara Gates (a.k.a. Queen Bean) and wonderful volunteers (Princess Pea Pod, Lady Legume, Prince Peanut Butter!) have visited over a hundred K - 12 classrooms with delicious and fun food lessons & cooking activities, and a powerful message: Eating beans for protein helps save animals and the planet! 

LGK's children's books and other nutrition education resources make it possible for you to share positive and professional resources with educators, helping to bring plant-focused nutrition education to classrooms everywhere.  

And announcing... the storybook!

​​​​Jack and theBean STEW

              A clever and whimsical tale, affirming compassionate and kind deeds...and Bean Stew! The book includes a brief nutrition science lesson about beans as a healthful and earth-friendly protein choice, as well as a recipe for Queen Bean's Stupendous Bean Stew! 

Click here to view sample pages.

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Are you an eco-minded, big hearted change maker? Become an LGK food educator and hang out with adorable elementary kids and/or sassy young high schoolers - and talk about eating lean and green for a better world! Email:​ 

Cafeteria Banners & Posters.  

Changing the message about protein, currently reaching 50,000 students in 50 cafeterias! 

Healthy Kids. Happy Planet.

Lean and Green Kids

​the Daily Scoop. Elevating nutrition education to a daily practice, without adding more than 30 seconds to a teacher's busy routine. ​Click for more.

 the Nutrition Lesson Book  

Changing how nutrition is taught in school, empowering kids to know they can make a difference with every meal! Click for more.