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

My Amazing Body

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My Amazing Body is a nutrition curriculum designed for first graders that helps students learn about the amazing things their body can do and explore how they can keep their amazing bodies healthy through eating nutrient-rich foods, getting plenty of exercise and sleep, and practicing good hygiene.

 

 

Objectives:

  • Students will increase their consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Students will expand the variety of their diets.
  • Students will recognize MyPlate and identify it as a guide to healthy eating.
  • Teach students the importance of nutrition, exercise, sleep and hand washing to a healthy body.

Lessons and Accompanying Books:

Lesson 1: Keeping My Amazing Body Healthy
   My Amazing Body by Pat Thomas

Lesson 2: Feeding My Amazing Body
   Why Should I Eat Well? by Claire Llewellyn

Lesson 3: Keeping My Amazing Body Active
   Exercise by Liz Gogerly

Lesson 4: Keeping My Amazing Body Rested
   Sleep is for Everyone by Paul Showers

Lesson 5: Keeping My Amazing Body Clean
   Germs Are Not for Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick

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