Nutrition Education ResourcesNutrition education publications and links to information and activities for educators and children.
2009 Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (Posted Jul-2009)
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction is pleased to have collaborated with the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food and Agriculture to develop policy recommendations on how to best improve the Child Nutrition and Women, Infants, and Children Program Supplement Nutrition Programs.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Photo Cards
A set of 140 beautiful, color photographs suitable for framing. The front of each fully laminated 8.5" × 9.5" card displays a color photograph of a fruit or vegetable with its name in English and Spanish. On the reverse is a bar graph displaying an analysis of nutrients, suggested serving size, and other useful information. Ideas for using the cards with students of all ages are included.
Healthy Child Care Environments in California (Updated Jan-2011)
Keeping Children Healthy in California's Child Care Environments: Recommendations to Improve Nutrition and Increase Physical Activity full report and executive summary.
Kids Cook Farm-Fresh Foods (Posted May-2010)
An activity guide that links academic content standards to the real world through gardens, nutrition, cooking, recycling, and the environment.
Linking Education, Activity and Food (LEAF) Evaluation Report
Executive Summary of evaluation findings from the LEAF program, along with executive summaries from each of six evaluation reports. The reports cover the findings from the pilot implementation of SB 19's nutrition standards for food and beverages sold and served in 16 middle and high schools.
Nutrition Education Resource Guide (Posted Oct-2011)
A resource to assist local educational agencies and after-school programs in their efforts to implement well-planned, high-quality instructional programs in nutrition education.
Nutrition to Grow On (Second Edition; Posted May-2013)
An innovative curriculum for grades four through six that offers teachers a direct link between the garden and nutrition education.
School Nutrition…by Design! (PDF)
A tool that provides the design principles behind developing a healthy school nutrition environment. It provides quality indicators within each design principle that, taken together, reflect the “ideal” for a school nutrition environment. It also provides recommended strategies the school community can implement to create a nutrition environment that supports the development of healthy lifestyles during and after school. Finally, it provides a set of resources and examples that change managers within the school community can use while “designing” their own implementation strategies.
Assessment and Planning Tool (DOC)
This assessment and planning tool, to be used in conjunction with School Nutrition...by Design!, will help you determine the status of your school nutrition environment and establish a starting point for implementing strategies that will move your students toward better health.
Taking Action for Healthy School Environments: Linking Education, Activity, and Food in California Secondary Schools
This CDE publication illustrates promising practices in nutrition and physical activity policy development and implementation that have been field-tested and found successful in over 18 California middle and high schools. It also provides recommendations for leaders at every level—school, district, community, and state—to take action toward ensuring school environments that support health for students of all ages.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Web site for the CDC.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
A Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) program.
Food Safety - Kids, Teens, and Educators
A gateway to government information on food safety for kids, teens, and educators.
Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Authorizes funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs and increases access to healthy food for low-income children.
Healthy School Meals Resource System
Provides information to persons working in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs.
Healthy Youth Program
CDC's program to prevent the most serious health risk behaviors among children, adolescents, and young adults.
The National Gardening Association Web site dedicated to helping people become better gardeners and educators.
Milk Matters - Kids and Teens
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's calcium education campaign.
Nutrition and Health Information
Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
USDA's Team Nutrition Web site dedicated to helping meet the goal of healthier children.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) campaign to get kids moving and active.
USDA for Kids Page
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) resource page for kids.