Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Nutrition to Grow On

An innovative curriculum for grades four through six that offers teachers a direct link between the garden and nutrition education.

Description

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, while reinforcing some of the California academic content standards. School gardens are wonderful sources of food and beauty and outlets for physical activity; they can also help students discover fresh food and learn to make healthier food choices. Nutrition to Grow On taps into these instructional gardens to cultivate the students’ talents and skills while enriching their capacities for observation and thinking.

  • Originator of Resource: California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division
  • User of Resources: Teachers
  • Audience: Grades 4–6
  • Languages Offered: English
  • Date updated: 2013

Resource

Nutrition to Grow On (PDF; 27MB)

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the Farm to Child Nutrition Program Team by email at F2CNP@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Education and Nutrition Policy Unit | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Related Content
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • CACFP Meal Record Policies and Resources (added 28-Sep-2020)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) nutrition policy updates and resources.
  • State of Emergency in Del Norte, LA and Mendocino (added 28-Sep-2020)
    Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Del Norte, Los Angeles (LA) and Mendocino Counties, Signs Order to Support Communities Impacted by Wildfires.
  • Verification Process (added 25-Sep-2020)
    SFAs operating the NSLP for SY 2020-21, should continue with verification activities as required under Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations 245.6a. The deadline to complete the verification process is November 15, 2020.
  • July–August 2020 COVID-19 Reimbursement (added 25-Sep-2020)
    July–August 2020 application for COVID-19 disaster relief reimbursement to offset fixed expenses, such as salaries and benefits, that continue to accrue during the temporary closure, pursuant to the 2020 Budget Act, Sec 118.
  • SNP Professional Standards: Training Standards (added 24-Sep-2020)
    The School Nutrition Programs (SNP) Professional Standards: Training Standards online training course.