The Mobile Food Lab is a fun, multisensory educational experience on wheels. Activities led by science, art and cooking educators teach students in Grades K through 8 where food comes from, how it nourishes and affects us, and how it shapes our world.

To be eligible to receive a visit, two classes per day must be reserved. The maximum class size is 30 students (60 students per day). The fee is $20 per student with a minimum charge of $800 for the day. The fee covers all food lab activities. The program is two hours for each class, with the day beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 2:30 p.m. The Mobile Food Lab may only visit up 50 miles from its home in Lyndhurst, enabling it to reach Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, and Union counties as well as parts of Monmouth and Mercer counties.

The Mobile Food Lab is funded by grants from the New Jersey Department of Health, the Special Child Health and Autism Registry, and the Horizon Foundation. The Mobile Food Lab is an initiative helping to create jobs for adults with autism.

You can book a Mobile Food Lab visit to your school, or take a field trip to its home base, the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst. Visit for more information and to book a visit.

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