This 10-lesson nutrition program aligns with California education standards and can easily integrate into your units on Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education. The lessons were created using a behavior-change model that encourages healthy-eating behaviors and attitudes in your students.
These lesson plans have been designed with fun and learning in mind to blend well with your usual instructional sequence. The program is skills-based to help students apply problem-solving, reasoning and critical-thinking techniques.
Shaping Up My Choices teaches third grade students about:
This nutrition program is free for California third grade teachers!
Shaping Up My Choices aligns to the following educational standards:
(free in California)
The following resources can be used in teaching Shaping Up My Choices in your classroom.
Food Picture Cards
"A Tooty Ta" Song Lyrics
YouTube Video featuring "Tootie Ta Ta Song"
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 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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