More School Resources: Links to Nutrition Education Websites

More School Resources

Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture. The program encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods—low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains—and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

 

Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month, developed by the Network for a Healthy California, provides students with knowledge and familiarity with California grown fruits and vegetables and the rich agricultural bounty of the state. Instructional resources are designed to motivate and empower students to increase consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables and to engage in physical activity every day.

 

University of California

Cooperative Extension

Resources vary by county, so check out what is available in your area by finding your county office. Here is an example of some high quality resources offered by a county Cooperative Extension office.

 

Celebration of Culture

Celebration of Culture

This guide explores how culturally diverse foods can fit into the contest of current nutrition guidelines and food grouping systems. Includes cultural eating patterns, common food choices and favorite dishes of five major cultures in California today, along with translated food lists.

 

Healthy Kids Resource Center

Healthy Kids Resource Center

Healthy Kids Resource Center offers California educators free health instruction materials through a mail order lending system.

 

Cafeteria Connections

Cafeteria Connections

This article includes suggestions for extending classroom lessons and connecting with the school cafeteria to the classroom.

 

Hey Kids, Let's Cook!

Hey Kids, Let’s Cook!

An innovative cooking show, based on nutrition, created just for kids and teens. Beyond videos of cooking and recipes to try, the website provides fun games and interactive videos. Students can learn about manners and go on virtual field trips. Parents and educators love the nutrition education, living skills, and core-curriculum integrated into each episode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agriculture Education

 

 

 

Life Lab

Life Lab

Garden-based learning that promotes a sustainable future.

 

Valley's Gold Education Through Agriculture

Offers resources, field trip ideas and student links to foster an awareness and understanding of the value of agriculture in everyday lives.

 

California Foundations for Agriculture in the Classroom

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

This site offers instructional materials about California agriculture for K-12 teachers.

 

 

 

Technology Resources

 

 

 

CUE- Computer Using Educators

CUE-Computer Using Educators

A non-profit California corporation that promotes and develops instructional uses of technology in all disciplines and at all educational levels from preschool through college.