Nutrition Education Materials
Team Nutrition materials help schools integrate nutrition education into classroom learning and also include materials for home, cafeteria, and community connections. In addition to being standards based, materials are child, teacher, and parent tested through extensive research including focus group testing, in-depth interviews, and field testing. Materials are based on the Social Cognitive Theory, as this theory addresses personal, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence behavior.
Engaging six-lesson kit that includes a teacher’s guide, The Five Food Groups poster, Food Group Friends Profile Cards, food cards, Teacher’s Edition of the Emergent Readers, song CD, and 25 copies of each of the following: student workbooks, parent handouts, emergent readers, and Look and Cook Recipes. Kindergarten.
Training guide and customizable slideshow presentation designed to boost educator’s confidence in teaching nutrition concepts and conducting the food preparation activities included as part of the Discover MyPlate Teacher’s Kit. It includes an overview of the lesson materials and how they connect to educational standards, highlights key nutrition concepts, and includes a personal self-assessment. Kindergarten Teachers.
Garden-themed nutrition education kit that introduces children to six fruits and vegetables. Includes seven booklets, featuring three fruits and three vegetables, with hands-on planting activities, a CD with supplemental information, and a DVD with Cool Puppy Pup’s Picnic and Lunch Parties. Child Care.
MyPlate lessons available for three grade levels: Level 1 (Grades 1-2), Level 2 (Grades 3-4), Level 3 (Grades 5-6). Each kit includes a teacher’s guide with three lessons, Eat Smart to Play Hard with MyPlate poster, song CD, MyPlate Blast Off Game, and 35 MyPlate at Home parent handouts (parent handouts are also available separately in Spanish, French, and Traditional Chinese). Grades 1-6.
A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum. Eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades that contains bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and 35 copies of each of the 10 Garden Detective newsletters for parents/caregivers. Grades 3-4.
Eleven inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables. The curriculum includes reproducible student handouts, 35 copies of the Dig In! At Home parent booklet (parent booklet also available separately in Spanish), and a set of 6 Dig In! posters. Grades 5-6.
Engaging and fun activities for summer meal sites. Each kit includes 30 activities (divided into six fun summertime themes), seven educational posters, six types of promotional fliers, an activity placemat, and educational handouts for parents. Activities can be customized based on the ages of participating children, time available, and the summer meal site setting (indoor or outdoor). All materials are available separately in English and Spanish. All Grades.
This infographic highlights healthy foods that are part of a balanced school breakfast. Learn about why eating breakfast is important for learning, and how parents can help their child eat a healthy breakfast at school.
This infographic highlights how a variety of healthy foods from each MyPlate food group are included as part of a school lunch. Learn about ways to help children make healthy food and beverage choices at school.