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Nutrition Education Resource Guide

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.

The purpose of this guide is to provide an instructional resource for California schools, from kindergarten through grade twelve, to implement effective, standards-based nutrition education programs for students. The guide was designed to (1) meet the Health Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (California Department of Education 2008) in the Nutrition and Physical Activity content area; and (2) address the nutrition competencies.

Educators may use it as a resource to plan, implement, and evaluate instructional strategies for a comprehensive nutrition education program.

Complete Publication

Nutrition Education Resource Guide (PDF; 1MB)

Publication by Section

Introduction (PDF)

Nutrition Education in Schools (PDF)

Section I: Guidance on Implementing a Quality Nutrition Education Program (PDF)

Section II: Nutrition Competencies (PDF)

Section III: Recommended Instructional Resources (PDF)

Appendices (PDF)

Glossary and Works Cited (PDF)

Questions:   Education and Nutrition Policy Unit | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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