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Eating Healthy from Farm to Fork...Promoting School Wellness, Kindergarten Curriculum
Experiential in nature, the lessons actively engage the children in learning about healthy choices for food and fitness. The materials support the development of a positive school wellness environment that recognizes the relationship between health and nutrition and academic achievement and school success.
Each lesson includes lesson introduction, objectives, nutrition competencies, teacher background information, two activities, making the connection, recipe activity, review, and parent letter.
- Expand their consumption of fruits, vegetables and grains.
- Expand the variety of their diets.
- Recognize MyPlate and identify it as a guide to eating healthy and exercise.
- Increase their understanding of the food continuum from farm production to consumption.
Lesson 1: Essentials for Healthy Eating & Gardening
Lesson 2: Food & Gardening Safety
Lesson 3: Getting Ready to Cook & Garden
Lesson 4: Food & Garden Discovery - Vegetables
Lesson 5: Food & Garden Discovery - Fruit
Lesson 6: Food & Garden Discovery - Grains
Lesson 7: Food & Discovery - Proteins
Lesson 8: Food & Garden Discovery - Dairy
Lesson 9: Get Moving at School & in the Garden
Lesson 10: Food & Garden Choices & Diversity