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. Their standards-aligned curriculum 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.“

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.”

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. 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.”

Next Steps to Better Nutrition

“The Next Steps to Better Nutrition program was developed by the National Council on Aging and the American Heart Association to teach older adults how they can afford, purchase, and cook more nutritious foods. In a series of 6 hour-long classes, participants will learn about the relationship between nutrition and chronic disease, and discover how they can take concrete action steps to improve their diet and keep their heart healthy.”

Healthalicious Cooking

“Healthalicious Cooking is a 6-week nutrition and physical activity curriculum which was designed for and tested among kids age 9 to 12 years old. The overall goal of this hands-on program is to have fun while preparing and eating healthy meals, learning about nutrition, and being physically active.“

Nutrition to Grow On

“Nine lessons are designed to teach children and their families about nutrition by relating each lesson to a garden activity. The curriculum uses the garden to integrate disciplines, including science, mathematics, language arts, history, environmental studies, nutrition, and health.”

Nutrition Detectives™

“This 90-minute program offers elementary school children “5 clues” to read food labels and detect marketing deceptions, while learning to identify and choose healthful foods. It includes a presentation (choice of an interactive PowerPoint or a video demonstration), followed by a hands-on activity to apply “detective” skills with real food packages. It is most appropriate for children in grades 3 and 4.”

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate

“Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash. Each set of lessons contains: hands-on activities, planting activities, and nutrition education activities that introduce MyPlate.”

The Great Garden Detective Adventure: A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum

“Discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences connecting the school garden to the classroom, school cafeteria, and home. This eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades includes bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and ten issues of Garden Detective News for parents/caregivers.”

Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum

Serving Up MyPlate is a collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying healthy.”

Nutrition Voyage: The Quest To Be Our Best

Nutrition Voyage: The Quest To Be Our Best takes 7th and 8th grade classes on an exploratory journey into school wellness. There are three inquiry-driven lessons for each grade, which include: engaging ways for students to learn about making healthy nutrition and physical activity choices, standards-aligned activities for Math, Science, and English Language Arts, and opportunities for students to investigate, participate in a challenge, evaluate, and reflect.”

Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten

“Discover MyPlate is fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children — kindergarten. Kindergarten teachers can meet education standards for Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health using the 6 ready-to-go and interactive lessons. Children become food-smart as they practice counting, reading, writing, and more.”