Upper elementary is a critical time for students to understand and practice healthy eating habits since they are making more decisions on their own each day. This seven-lesson 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 Nutrition Pathfinders because:
Nutrition Pathfinders lessons teach fifth grade students about:
Nutrition programs are free to California teachers and available for a nominal cost for teachers from other states.
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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.
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Nutrition Pathfinders includes the following components. Reorder student workbooks each year but use the supporting materials year-to-year.
Nutrition Pathfinders aligns to the following educational standards:
Teachers love that our nutrition curriculum works so well in the classroom. The nutrition lesson plans for fifth 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 fifth grade nutrition lesson plans.
My students are actively making better food choices when getting school lunches and snacks. They are also letting friends know why they are making those choices and encouraging them to follow. We have made the decision as a class to be more active each day. Every student spends their recess getting some physical activity.
The Nutrition Pathfinders not only impacted my students but their families as well. I had many students raise questions and concerns to parents about eating habits and have had positive changes resulting from the student’s education, awareness and pride in their health.
This program, brought to you by Dairy Council of California, aligns with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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