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Early elementary is the perfect time to build a foundation of healthy habits that will continue for a lifetime. The 5th grade nutrition program aligns to education standards (view chart, view by lesson, national standards), uses a proven behavior-change model and gives students the knowledge they need to begin practicing healthy choices.
Teachers love the 5th grade curriculum because:
Before teaching nutrition education to 5th graders, educators will need a few things to get started. The 5th grade curriculum includes the following core components:
If educators are teaching the curriculum for the first time, they will need to order one workbook for each student in their class or educational setting. Teachers will also want to order an educator guide. Some grade-levels, such as 5th grade, include other critical materials such as Master Color Documents and Food Pictures which act as instructional flash cards.
We prioritize educator success and if our records recognize an educator is teaching this curriculum for the first time or at a new grade level in California, we make sure the educator receives everything needed in their physical or print material order to successfully teach nutrition.
If educators are teaching the curriculum again at the same grade, simply re-order new workbooks as the educator materials are meant to be re-used each year. Sustainability is a key priority so we offer digital product options for free and encourage educators to re-use print teaching materials if they are still at the same grade-level. If curriculum is revised, educators will receive new educator resources to successfully teach the curriculum.
1st grade teacher, Michaela Nealy, explains why food literacy is important for students.Play video
Order the 5th grade materials to be a nutrition education advocate to your students.