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

Happy Healthy Me... Moving, Munching & Reading Around MyPlate for 4 to 6 Year Olds

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Happy Healthy Me...Moving, Munching & Reading Around MyPlate for 4 to 6 Year Olds is a nutrition and literacy curriculum designed to provide opportunities for young children to explore nutrition and physical activity concepts in a fun and interactive way! Children form lifetime dietary habits at a very young age- it is easier to encourage healthy habits during initial behavior development than to alter existing behavior. Through this curriculum, young children will make the connection between good nutrition, physical activity and a healthy body. This curriculum includes the Desired Results for Preschoolers.

 

Objectives:

  • Children will expand the variety of foods they eat from all food groups.
  • Encourage children to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Encourage children to eat more low fat and low sugar foods.
  • Encourage children to be more physically active.

Lessons and Accompanying Books:

Lesson 1: MyPlate
   Beastly Feast by Bruce Goldstone
Lesson 2: Vegetable Group
   Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Lesson 3: Fruit Group
   Lunch! by Denise Fleming
Lesson 4: Grain Group
   Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris
Lesson 5: Protein Group
   Two Eggs, Please by Sarah Weeks and Betsy Lewin
Lesson 6: Dairy Group
   Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root
Lesson 7: Snacks
  The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Lesson 8: Kids on the Move
  From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Lesson 9: Wash Your Hands
  Wash Your Hands by Tony Ross

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