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Nutrition Education Resources

  

Nutrition Education Resources

 

Harvest of the Month taste tests will take place the 2nd Friday of every month at all Robla Schools!

View the 2018/2019 Harvest of the Month Calendar here.

 

Nutrition Education and Promotion Tip Sheet (ENGLISHSPANISH) (Action for Healthy Kids)

 

Serving Up My Plate: A Yummy Curriculum- Nutrition curricula for 1st-6th graders (USDA)

 

MyPlate E-books(USDA)

 

 Go, Slow, Whoa- An approach that teaches kids about foods they should eat sparingly (WHOA), sometimes (SLOW) and frequently (GO) (We Can!)

Check out the Go, Slow, Whoa flashcardseasy-read chart, and poster.
 
Create a Classroom the Moves!- Nutrition education lessons and physical activity breaks that align with Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (Ohio Department of Education)
 
Nibbles for Health- A free nutrition newsletter than can be printed and mailed home to families (USDA)
 
Food Smarts: Reading about Eating and Moving- A list of food- and activity-related book suggestions for elementary school students (USDA)
 
Healthy Food Heritages: Investigating Nutrition Across Cultures- Social studies activities for middle school students (USDA)
 
Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets(University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
 
My Plate Food Group Servings and Daily Amounts (ENGLISHSPANISH) (Nourish Interactive)
 
 
5-4-3-2-1-Go!A simple education message designed to teach students and families about healthy eating and physical activity recommendations (Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children)
 
Food Images: Use these attractive, printable food images to support nutrition education (Dairy Council of California)

 

Tips for Teachers

Whenever teaching nutrition, make sure the content is age-appropriate and culturally sensitive.
 
Use meal times, such as school breakfast, snacks or lunch, to teach students about healthy options.
 
Don't feel completely comfortable teaching nutrition education? Focus on these key concepts:
  • Make half of your plate fruits and vegetables.
  • Consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
  • Eating whole fruits is best, but drink 100% juice when choosing fruit juice.
  • Make at least half of your grains whole grains.
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) dairy.
  • Limit soda and other sugar sweetened beverages. Water is the best option!
 
Teach through online nutrition games. If students have free computer time, provide specific links where they can learn about nutrition and have fun
 
Make sure nutrition education isn't only happening in the classroom – Integrate it in the morning announcements and in the cafeteria.
 
Offer nutrition education in a systematic way (i.e. monthly, weekly, as a unit) as opposed to one-time or occasional lessons to help kids internalize the information.