Building a Healthy Me! CurriculumNutrition 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 , and scroll down to the bottom of the web page to place your order.