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Types of Physical Activity

Posted on February 25, 2016

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Eat Together, Eat Better

Posted on February 25, 2016

The Eat Together, Eat Better lessons support nutrition, parent, and youth educators in teaching the importance of family meals. The lessons use a mix of interactive learning formats, including small-and large-group discussions, brainstorming, planning, and cooking activities. All of these activities create discussion, encourage problem solving, and develop skills to support family meals.

 

Audience:

Adults and Children

Number of Lessons:

3 (adult, child and family sessions per lesson)

Lesson Length:

45-60 minutes

Common Core:

No

Language:

English (Spanish Handouts)

Price:

Free

Embedded Assessment:

Required

 

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines

Lessons can be taught as stand-alone lessons, but each session of the lesson must be taught (child, parent and family sessions).

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Cooking 101 Handout Series: How to Cook with Your Children

Posted on February 25, 2016

This handout series provides basic cooking information to use with families.

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USDA ChooseMyPlate: MyPlate Community Toolkit

Posted on February 25, 2016

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Eating Smart Being Active

Posted on February 25, 2016

Eating Smart • Being Active is a healthy eating and active living curriculum designed to be taught to limited-resource adults. The lesson plans of Eating Smart • Being Active are appropriate for use by paraprofessional (peer) nutrition educators when teaching limited-resource adults about healthy lifestyle choices. The curriculum consists of nine core lessons, each designed to be taught in less than 2 hours. All participant materials are available in English and Spanish*. All lessons include a food preparation activity and lessons 2 through 9 include a physical activity segment. Eating Smart • Being Active can be used to teach adults 1-on-1 or in small groups (2-12 people). While the materials could be used in larger groups, adult learning principles guide us toward smaller groups to encourage greater participant involvement and enhanced learning.

 

Audience:

Adults with Young Children

Number of Lessons:

9

Lesson Length:

60-90 minutes

Common Core:

N/A

Language:

English and Spanish

Price:

$54

Embedded Assessment:

N/A

 

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines

The curriculum consists of nine core lessons, which are designed to be taught in order.

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Cooking 101 Handout Series: Cooking Abilities of Young Children

Posted on February 25, 2016

This handout series provides basic cooking information to use with families.

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USDA ChooseMyPlate: Eating on a Budget – 3 P’s: Plan, Purchase, and Prepare

Posted on February 25, 2016

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Fit Bits

Posted on February 25, 2016

A component of the Healthy Classrooms Health Schools curriculum, FitBits is an innovative, best practice resource that gets students up out of their seats and moving while, at the same time, reinforcing nutrition and health concepts that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, grade level National Health Standards and USDA MyPlate. The activities are arranged into four content areas: Healthy Bodies, Food Groups, Fruits and Veggies and Healthy Snacks.  
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Cooking 101 Handout Series: Safety Tips

Posted on February 25, 2016

This handout series provides basic cooking information to use with families.

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USDA ChooseMyPlate: Food Safety Advice

Posted on February 25, 2016

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Growing Healthy Habits

Posted on February 25, 2016

Growing Healthy Habits is a gardening and nutrition education curriculum for elementary aged kids. This resource focuses on integrating nutrition into the classroom through gardening and scripted lessons that meet science, language arts, social studies, health, and math objectives. Growing Healthy Habits uses gardening as a tool for encouraging students to consume more fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and increase physical activity.

Audience:

K-5

Number of Lessons:

9 Units (3 lessons per unit)

Lesson Length:

25-50 minutes

Common Core:

Yes

Language:

English

Price:

Free

Embedded Assessment:

N/A

 

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines

Units can be taught in any order and each lesson within each unit can be taught in any order, but all units of the curriculum must be taught.                                                                                 

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Cooking Matters Presents: Sugar Shocker

Posted on February 25, 2016

This handout describes how to compare labels to choose foods lower in sugar.

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USDA ChooseMyPlate: Healthy Eating for Preschoolers

Posted on February 25, 2016

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Health Through Literacy Makes Reading Fun

Posted on February 25, 2016

Health Through Literacy is a book set of five to six books, age-appropriate for each grade K–5. Each set includes books with nutrition or physical activity themes. Every book comes with a tip sheet to enhance the health messages in the book. The tip sheets help teachers discuss the books with their classes, incorporate physical activity into the reading of the book, provide ideas for a food tasting for students, and integrate health messages with other areas of the curriculum.

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Go4Life

Posted on February 25, 2016

Go4Life from the National Institute on Aging at NIH is designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life. This resource explores the kinds of exercises and physical activity that improve health and physical ability.

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USDA ChooseMyPlate: Tips for Increasing Physical Activity

Posted on February 25, 2016

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Junior Master Gardener – Level 1

Posted on February 25, 2016

Curriculum Description

The 2016 revised Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Level 1 curriculum provides elementary teachers with the tools to teach the world of gardening with eight chapters of novel, hands-on and proven lessons. The curriculum also helps develops life skills, includes career exploration and provides opportunities for students to culminate the JMG experience with service-learning projects. As students complete areas of study, they can earn different recognition certifications including designation as Certified Junior Master Gardeners. Each chapter is divided into sections called teaching concepts. Then, there are multiple activities within each teaching concept.

 

Audience:

Grades 3-5

Number of Lessons:

8 Chapters

Lesson Length:

15-45 minutes

Common Core:

No

Language:

English (Teacher guide also available in Spanish)

Price:

$56 (Teacher guide), $15 (Student handbook)

Embedded Assessment:

No

 

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines

Lessons may be used individually as stand-alone lessons. The program can be implemented in schools, after-school programs, or other groups interested in young gardeners. Teaching multiple activities within a teaching concept is recommended.

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Healthy Food Bank Hub: Eat Right’s 3 Tips for a Healthy Family: Eat, Play, Rest

Posted on February 25, 2016

A nutrition and lifestyle handout that encourages family’s to live healthier lives.

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USDA ChooseMyPlate: What is Physical Activity?

Posted on February 25, 2016

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MyPlate for My Family

Posted on February 25, 2016

MyPlate for My Family: SNAP Nutrition Education is a MyPlate resource that supports SNAP-Ed nutrition education and obesity prevention efforts, and is based on recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It is targeted to parents and caregivers who are SNAP participants or eligible for SNAP, and play a key role in planning, purchasing, and preparing food for their families.

 

Audience:

Adults with Children

Number of Lessons:

4

Lesson Length:

45 minutes

Common Core:

No

Language:

English and Spanish

Price:

Free

Embedded Assessment:

N/A

 

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines

Lesson can be taught as stand-alone sessions. This curriculum is designed to be taught to parents with children ages 2-18 years old.

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Key Contacts for Direct Education

Savannah Sandlin

Savannah Sandlin

Community Nutrition Specialist