- Author: Ruth Salazar
UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program has continued its partnership with Madera's Community Action Partnership of Madera County Head Start by providing nutrition lessons. On May 7th the Madera UC CalFresh Team had the opportunity to present to Madera's Head Start teachers on how to utilize our Happy Healthy Me… Moving, Munching & Reading Around My Plate curriculum.
Elizabeth Lopez presenting at the training
This curriculum's goal is to have 4-6 years old children develop healthy eating and physically activity habits that will last a lifetime. At the training the staff demonstrated the many aspects that the curriculum has to offer such as physical activity games, nutrition activities, and arts and crafts that correlate with the specific lesson. After completing the training more than 50 teachers have been trained and enrolled on the curriculum. More than sixty children will benefit from this training through their teachers new skills in the curriculum.
Head Start teachers attending the training
Ruth and Elizabeth explaining the activities from Happy Healthy Me curriculum
- Author: DeAnna Molinar
Students and teachers at Vang Pao Elementary aren't just talking about good nutrition - they are living and learning it! With the new common core standards in the classroom, these teacher are finding that nutrition education fits right in!
Transitional Kinder teacher, Mrs. Sandra Garcia, pulled her resources together, including the UC CalFresh Curriculum, Happy Healthy Me, to put together her next unit!
After receiving their November nutrition lesson, Mrs. Bonnie Ring's 1st grade class went straight into their writing lesson. The topic? Nutrition! Great job Vang Pao elementary!