Nutrition Pathfinders teaches fourth grade students about:
Nutrition Pathfinders aligns to the following educational standards:
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The following resources can be used in teaching Nutrition Pathfinders in your classroom.
Chef for the Day
Cows Are Cooking Blueberry Pancakes Pictorial
Sample Dinners (Lesson 5)
Sample Breakfasts (Lesson 6)
Nutrition Trivia Powerpoint (Lesson 7)
Nutrition Trivia PDF (Lesson 7)
Daily Food and Beverage Record Chart (blank)
Daily Food and Beverage Record Chart (complete)
Daily Food and Beverage Record Chart (incomplete)
In addition to aligning to education standards, Nutrition Pathfinders underwent rigorous field testing with teachers and students to ensure that students gained knowledge and exhibited positive behavior change.
Read the summary evaluation report. A full report will be available summer 2013.
Nutrition Pathfinders 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 fourth 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 fourth grade nutrition lesson plans.
I use the program before state testing along with a sleep project to encourage my students to eat right and get plenty of rest. I am thrilled when students come back and tell me about reading labels at home and at the market, and their surprise as to an actual serving size.
Today a student in class told me that her mom put in six cookies in her lunch and she only ate two. I commended her on making the right decision. They are learning that each student has a choice in what they eat. I also notice they are much more aware of the importance of exercise in their lives.
It amazed me that this year’s 4th graders didn't know what food groups some foods went into like lettuce. They also weren't aware of portion sizes. I hesitated ordering the program this year thinking I wouldn't have time, but the information that is in the Nutrition Pathfinders is definitely worth finding the time to teach it to the students.
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