Early elementary is the perfect time to build a foundation of healthy habits that will continue for a lifetime. Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! nutrition program aligns to education standards, uses a proven behavior-change model and gives students the knowledge they need to begin practicing healthy choices.
Teachers love Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! because:
With Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! nutrition lessons, second-graders learn:
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Nutrition programs are free to California teachers and available for a nominal cost for teachers from other states.
Nutrition whiteboard activities engage elementary students.
Kids learn about the five food groups and how much you
need from each group.
Kids play this educational game and learn how to eat a
Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! aligns to the following educational standards:
In addition to aligning to education standards, Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! underwent rigorous field testing with teachers and students to ensure that students gained knowledge and exhibited positive behavior change.
Read the summary evaluation report as well as the full report.
Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! includes the following components. Reorder student workbooks each year but use the supporting materials year-to-year.
Teachers love that our nutrition curriculum works so well in the classroom. The nutrition lesson plans for second grade have undergone rigorous field testing to evaluate student outcomes. This process helps us to refine the lessons until they become teacher-friendly, fun for students and effective.
Here is what teachers are saying about these second grade nutrition lesson plans.
Our whole second grade team uses the Dairy Council lessons at the beginning of the school year. We reinforce it through the school year since our Science and Health curriculum match the same concepts. Thank you very much for your free support throughout my teaching career (22 years).
Thank you very much for an easily usable, colorful, helpful, balanced program! I have used it and loved using it for years.
Each year it impacted my students’ knowledge of healthy eating in a fun and meaningful way. I have done this every year for the past 10 years.
I have taught this unit for over 20 years, and I never fail to be impressed with the knowledge gained by my students.
Dairy Council’s nutrition education program has taught my students the right foods to eat. It also teaches them what a healthy meal looks like. I love teaching nutrition to my class!
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