CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Placer/Nevada
University of California
CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Placer/Nevada

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

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Eating Healthy from Farm to Fork...Promoting School Wellness, Kindergarten 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: 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

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