Third grade is an essential year to teach students the skills they need to apply problem-solving, reasoning and critical thinking techniques to their food choices. Shaping Up My Choices nutrition program aligns to education standards, uses a proven behavior-change model and helps students develop healthy eating habits that will help them succeed in the classroom and beyond!
Teachers love Shaping Up My Choices because:
Shaping Up My Choices nutrition lessons teach third grade students about:
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Nutrition programs are free to California teachers and available for a nominal cost for teachers from other states.
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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
In addition to aligning to education standards, Shaping Up My Choices 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.
Shaping Up My Choices aligns to the following educational standards:
Shaping Up My Choices includes the following components.
Reorder student workbooks each year but use the supporting
Teachers love that our nutrition curriculum works so well in the classroom. The nutrition lesson plans for third 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 third grade nutrition lesson plans.
Fun, engaging activities and booklets. Easy to use.
It fit so well with my Science unit on nutrition and your packet was well organized and easy to facilitate. My class enjoyed the booklet. They are more conscious of nutrition labels now and are showing me on a daily basis whenever they eat snack or lunch.
I loved the take-home activities. Building connections between home and school is so important. My students' parents were even commenting on how they've improved their eating habits at home.
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