Curriculum

Eat Smart, Live Strong

“Eat Smart, Live Strong is an intervention designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds participating in or eligible for FNS nutrition assistance programs. The Eat Smart, Live Strong Activity Kit promotes two key behaviors: Consume 3 1/2 cups of fruit and vegetable per day and participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.”

Together Counts Curriculum

“The Together Counts™ program offers a robust set of wellness curricular resources to classroom educators and after school providers, alongside tools, tips and activities for families of children in pre-K through middle school. Our standards-aligned curriculum (listed below) is cross-curricular, free, downloadable and available in English and Spanish and covers the importance of balancing daily physical activity with good nutrition, decision making and the connection between being healthy and self-esteem.”

Nutrition Lesson Plans

“Dairy Council of California K-12 nutrition curriculum aligns with Common Core State Standards and can easily integrate into your units on Math, Social Science, Health, Language Arts and Physical Education.

Each grade level has a specific curriculum with six to ten nutrition lessons. The lessons were created using a behavior-change model that encourages healthy-eating behaviors and attitudes in your students. Students can practice lifelong health skills like decision making, analyzing influences and setting goals.

Developed with real teachers, these nutrition lesson plans have been created to be fun, easy and impactful. Each program is evaluated for results so you can feel confident your valuable class time is used effectively.“

Nutrition Facts Label for Middle Level Classrooms

“This nutrition-based curriculum introduces students to the fundamentals of healthy food choices, using the Nutrition Facts label as the starting point. With engaging hands-on activities, students will become more aware of calories, serving size, and the nutrients they should get “more of” and “less of.” Designed for use by middle level teachers, the emphasis is on an inquiry approach that is customizable to science, health, and/or family and consumer science classes, aligning with current education standards in these curriculum areas. It also supports educators seeking Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities for their classrooms.”

Dig In! Standards-Based Nutrition Education from the Ground Up

“Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables.

Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program or other child nutrition programs may request a free print copy of the curriculum (from the USDA). The curriculum comes with 35 copies of the Dig In! At Home parent handout (English version) and the six Dig In! posters.”

Create Better Health

“CBH is a comprehensive nutrition curriculum designed to teach adult SNAP-Ed participants how to eat well and be active on a budget. CBH was developed and evaluated by a team of SNAP-Ed program specialists, registered dietitians, and Utah State University Extension nutrition faculty.

CBH combines nutrition and physical activity recommendations from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Based in social cognitive theory, the goal of the curriculum is to teach participants the knowledge and cooking skills necessary to lead an active and healthy life on limited resources. Each lesson has three components: a nutrition topic based on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a physical activity discussion based on USDA recommendations, and a Create recipe demonstration and sample. The components are woven together in eight lessons that are designed to keep participants engaged, while actively learning the skills needed to create a healthier lifestyle.”