• Nutrition Education Curriculum for Teachers

    The Teachers section includes a collection of resources that reinforce our district's Wellness Policy, incorporating nutrition lessons into classroom curriculum.

    Healthy eating behaviors and regular physical activity are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential.    Nutrition education is provided as part of the health education program and as appropriate this will be integrated into other academic subjects in the regular educational programs.

    All students shall be provided opportunities to be physically active on a regular basis.  Opportunities for moderate to vigorous physical activity shall be provided through physical education and recess and may also be provided through school athletic programs, extracurricular programs, before and after school programs, programs encouraging students to walk or bicycle to and from school, in-class physical breaks, and other structured or unstructured activities.

    SuperKids Nutrition for Teachers:   Getting kids interested in learning about nutrition and healthy eating can be a bit of a challenge. Our content, curriculum and book reviews are here to help guide you. Plus with the learning activities and Super Crew kids site, your students will become engage as we’ve found that kids not only like the characters, they begin to emulate their eating habits, too. 

    KidsHealth in the Classroom:   KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for PreK through 12th grade. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, classroom activities and extensions, printable handouts, and quizzes and answer keys all aligned to National Health Education Standards.

    Dairy Council of California:   mission creates materials, resources and lesson plans for making balanced food choices. Our nutrition and education philosophies shape our offerings and help us carry out our mission:  We work on behalf of California dairy farmers and milk processors to provide free nutrition lesson plans and programs to school children and their families. Our staff include registered dietitians, nutrition, education and communication experts and customer relations professionals who partner with educators, health and wellness providers and community leaders to teach how to make the best food choices from a realistic and inclusive perspective

    Agriculture in the Classroom:   LearnAboutAg...California agriculture is very diverse, with its many unique areas of production and processing. With more than 400 commodities, there is a lot to Learn About Ag! Through collaboration with various funders, we have created a few unique pages that bring together an abundance of resources related to specific ag topics.

    Harvest of the Month:   Welcome to the Harvest of the Month Educators’ Corner – a place where educators can access additional tools and resources to help students get even more out of Harvest of the Month.

    Grades 1-2

    MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum for Grades 1-2

    Mind & Body: Activities for the Classroom

    Growing Minds-Farm to School :   All Growing Minds lesson plans have connections to the Common Core State Standards, NC Essential Standards, and age-appropriate literature. (Grades K-2)

              Recipe Lesson Plans -  Kid tested and teacher approved recipes for each month of the school year. These lesson plans include full step-by-step instructions for cooking in the classroom and include literature connections and other activities to complete the lesson.

              Garden Lesson Plans -  School gardens provide students of all ages with opportunities for hands-on learning activities.  Our garden lesson plans provide a framework for outdoor exploration regardless of the color of your thumb.

              Foods and Farm Lesson Plans

    Grades 3-4

    MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum for Grades 3-4

    Super Crew & MyPlate Lessons

    Growing Minds-Farm to School :   All Growing Minds lesson plans have connections to the Common Core State Standards, NC Essential Standards, and age-appropriate literature. (Grades 3-5)

              3-5 Grade Lesson Plans -   Students explore the science of food with these inquiry-based lesson plans. Each lesson plan includes student worksheets and literature connections.

    Grades 5-6

    MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum for Grade 5-6

    Growing Minds-Farm to School :   All Growing Minds lesson plans have connections to the Common Core State Standards, NC Essential Standards, and age-appropriate literature. (Grades 3-5)

              3-5 Grade Lesson Plans -   Students explore the science of food with these inquiry-based lesson plans. Each lesson plan includes student worksheets and literature connections.

    Middle School

    Middle School Exercise Your Options

    Taking Charge of your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

    Growing Minds: Middle School Resources -   For these grades farm to school lends itself to looking at a broader view of agriculture. It often includes topics such as industrial vs. small scale food systems, public health, environmental impacts of agriculture, and food equity issues. The resources linked on this page were curated by a member of our team who is a former high school science teacher.

    Science and Our Food Supply -  The Science and Our Food Supply Teacher Guides are challenging hands-on, minds-on activities that link food safety and nutrition to students' everyday lives. They are crafted in a teacher-friendly modular format that easily fit into science, health, and other classes.

              Investigating Food Safety from Farm to Table -  Food safety has become an important national focus. Each year, approximately one sixth of the U. S. population has mild to severe illnesses caused by pathogens in food — and more than 3,000 people die from them. Learning food safety science will enable your students to better understand decisions and practices that may affect their personal health. It will encourage them to step up to the plate and take an active role in preventing foodborne illness.

              Using the Nutrition Facts Label to Make Healthy Food Choices -   This nutrition-based curriculum introduces students to the fundamentals of healthy food choices, using the Nutrition Facts label as the starting point, and may be used separately or in conjunction with the food safety curriculum. With engaging hands-on activities, students will become aware of calories, serving size, and the nutrients to get “more of” and “less of.” Designed for use by middle level and high school teachers, the emphasis is on an inquiry approach that is customizable to science, health, and/or family and consumer science classes, aligning with current education standards in these curriculum areas.

    The School Day Just Got Heathier:  Educators and Students -  The School Day Just Got Healthier for you. School meals are better for you and will help you do your best in school, sports, and help you grow and stay strong. Power up with fruits, low-fat milk, and healthy breads. Since you spend so much of your day at school, it’s up to you to make healthy food choices while you’re there. Eat fruits and vegetables at meals and snacks. Fruits and veggies give you energy to help be a champion when you run and play. Eat them at school and at home every day as a meal, snack or dessert. Be a champion of healthy and nutritious school meals.

            The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit