Our kindergarten nutrition education program gives teachers the flexibility they need by offering fun activities that span 5-15 minutes and fit into a variety of classroom themes. Plus extension activities provide even more options so that teachers can teach what they want, when they want.
Building a Healthy Me! nutrition lesson plans aligns to education standards, uses a proven behavior change process and gives transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students the foundation they need to make healthy food choices.
Teachers love using Building a Healthy Me! because:
Read What Teachers Say About the Kindergarten Program.
With Building a Healthy Me! nutrition lessons, kindergarten students learn to:
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
Kids play this educational game and learn how to eat a healthy breakfast.
View the following to see how Building a Healthy Me! aligns to California standards for Common Core, nutrition competencies, health and physical education as well as all national standards:
California Alignments by Unit
Unit 1 CA standards
Unit 2 CA standards
Unit 3 CA standards
Unit 4 CA standards
Unit 5 CA standards
Unit 6 CA standards
Unit 7 CA standards
Unit 8 CA standards
National Alignments by Unit
Unit 1 Natl standards
Unit 2 Natl standards
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Unit 4 Natl standards
Unit 5 Natl standards
Unit 6 Natl standards
Unit 7 Natl standards
Unit 8 Natl standards
In addition to aligning to education standards, Building a Healthy Me! underwent rigorous field testing with teachers and students to ensure that students gained knowledge and exhibited positive behavior change. Results of the classroom evaluation were published January 2017 in the peer-reviewed Journal of School Health describing the changes in Kindergarten students knowledge as well as improvements in student and parent food behaviors.
Read the summary evaluation report as well as the full report.
Building a Healthy Me! includes the following components. Reorder student workbooks each year but use the supporting materials year-to-year.
To download your teacher guide and other resources, login to the Building a Healthy Me! page.
Teachers love that our nutrition curriculum works so well in the classroom. The nutrition lesson plans for kindergarten 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 kindergarten nutrition lesson plans.
Every year I am amazed at how little kindergarteners know about where our food comes from and how to eat healthy. By the end of the unit the children are planning healthy meals.
It is very student-friendly and covers the standards very well!
My students are making better food choices in the cafeteria and are bringing healthier snacks because of this program!
My students come away with a good knowledge about healthy eating. They bring healthier snacks and I hear that more of them are eating breakfast.
This program, brought to you by Dairy Council of California, aligns with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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