There are many nutrition resources available. Here are a few.
Find classroom and food service materials at the Team Nutrition site. Some Team Nutrition materials are available in print, some for pdf download, and some only to Team Nutrition schools.
Team Nutrition Events Booklet Now In Print! Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? This free booklet has: Ideas for 20 themed events, large and small; spotlights of real-life events at Team Nutrition schools; Handouts, templates, and other free resources to support events; Ways to team up for success; connections for school, home, cafeteria, classroom, community, and the media. Free printed copies of the booklet are available to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program: Online order form or download PDF files.
- Team Nutrition Elementary School Posters (Grades K-6): These free posters encourage elementary school children to try new foods, eat breakfast, and choose fruits and vegetables.
- Team Nutrition Middle School Posters (Grades 7-8): These free posters are designed to help motivate “tweens” to make healthy food and beverage choices during and after school.
Download or request a printed version Discover MyPlate Kindergarten, Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum Grades1-6, Great Garden Detective Adventure Grades 3 & 4, Dig In Grades 5 & 6, Nutrition Voyage: The Quest To Be Our Best Grades 7-8, Super Tracker Nutrition Lesson Plans for High School Students, coloring page, and other MyPlate for Kids resources from the USDA. All schools wishing to apply for the HealthierUS School Challenge:Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC:SL) award must use these curricula.
Has a number of new interactive tools to help engage kids in healthy eating and being active, including videos, games, widgets and more. Kids can also pledge to become a MyPlate champion by promising to eat healthy and be active every day.
School Garden Resources
Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.
Kids Gardening –Helping young minds grow- http://www.kidsgardening.org/node/120
Let’s Move School Garden Checklist http://www.letsmove.gov/school-garden-checklist
Growing Minds Farm to School Gardens http://growing-minds.org/school-gardens/
These displays can be posted on bulletin boards in your classroom, cafeteria, or used at health fairs.
Curricula for grades K-12 covers food safety .
UNH Cooperative Extension's Nutrition Connections Program
Nutrition Connections will come to income eligible schools, providing nutrition education for grades preK-12. The curricula covers foods and nutrition, food safety, staying fit and consumer issues.