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Building a Healthy Me! Curriculum

Nutrition Education lesson that introduces children to the food groups and to a variety of healthy eating options.


The curriculum features six nutrition education lessons that introduce children to the food groups and to a variety of healthy eating options. Lessons support California’s English–language arts and math curricula and align with widely-used, state-adopted textbooks, including Houghton Mifflin reading, mathematics, and Science Discovery Works textbooks. What’s Inside: A teacher guide, student workbooks, parent brochures, multicultural food pictures, and a poster. Activity Highlight: “Cafeteria Connections” contains seven activities teachers can use to bring nutrition curriculum to life by connecting classroom lessons to the cafeteria. Students take a cafeteria tour, explore nutritious foods provided by the cafeteria, discover how menus are made, and learn how to market healthier food options to fellow students.

  • Key Content Areas: After School, Cafeteria Connections, Food Literacy and Cooking Activities, Integrated Subjects, Media Literacy, MyPlate, Parent/Family Involvement, and Physical Activity

  • Originator of Resources: Dairy Council of California

  • User of Resource: Teachers

  • Audience: Kindergarten

  • Languages: English and Spanish

  • Number of lessons: 6 lessons

  • Amount of time per lesson: 30–60 minutes

  • Format: Hard copy

  • Cost: Free for California teachers; available for purchase from out of state.


To access the Dairy Council of California Curriculum, visit the Healthy Eating Made Easier web page External link opens in new window or tab., and scroll down to the bottom of the web page to place your order.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
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