UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
University of California
UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program

Eating Healthy from Farm to Fork...Promoting School Wellness, First Grade Curriculum

Front cover -F2F 1st 2014

Eating Healthy from Farm to Fork...Promoting School Wellness, First Grade Curriculum is a nutrition education curriculum that makes the connection between local food systems, garden-based learning, school food service, and the establishment of healthy habits. These comprehensive materials integrate nutrition education into grade-appropriate lessons that are specifically designed around the Nutrition Competencies for California Children and directly correlated to the core subjects of the California Content Standards.

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.

Objectives:

  • 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.

Lessons:

Lesson 1: MyPlate for Kids
Lesson 2: Vary Your Vegetables
Lesson 3: California Fruit Bowl
Lesson 4: Grains Fuel Our Body
Lesson 5: Proteins
Lesson 6: Dairy - Calcium Foods
Lesson 7: Food Safety
Lesson 8: Get Active

Webmaster Email: acosgrove@ucanr.edu