NEW: SuperTracker Nutrition Lesson Plans for High School Students
This series of four lesson plans is designed to help students grades 9-12 learn how to build a healthy diet using SuperTracker
. Teachers can select from a variety of topics including selecting healthy snacks, finding personal recommendations for what and how much to eat, evaluating food selections, and building healthy meals. Each lesson plan includes learning objectives, detailed instructions, and accompanying resources and handouts.
Visit the website: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/downloads/SuperTrackerHSLessonPlans1.pdf
MyPlate Kids' Place (Ages 6-11)
Parents and teachers are invited to use the MyPlate Kids' Place resources to deliver credible information and find “teachable moments” that will influence children’s choices at home and at school.
Visit the website: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids/ParentsEducators.html
Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet
Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? Use this events idea booklet to get started! This free events booklet has:
- Ideas for 20 themed events, large and small
- Spotlights of real-life events at Team Nutrition schools
- Handouts, templates, and other free resources to support events
- Ways to team up for success
- Connections for school, home, cafeteria, classroom, community, and media
Released May 2014. Download the booklet here:
Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten
is fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children — kindergarten.
Kindergarten teachers can meet education standards for Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health using the 6 ready-to-go and interactive lessons. Children become food-smart as they practice counting, reading, writing, and more
Released June 2014, Download all of the lessons and materials here:
The Two-Bite Club (Pre-School/Kindergarten)
This educational storybook was developed to introduce MyPlate
to young children. Parents or caregivers read the book to children and encourage them to try foods from each food group by eating just two bites, just like the characters in the story. The back of the book contains a MyPlate
coloring page, a blank certificate for the Two Bite Club, fun activity pages for kids, and Tips for Growing Healthy Eaters.
Revised in October 2012, download the free PDF here:
Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum (Grades 1-6)
What are healthy food choices? What is a balanced diet? Serving Up
MyPlate is a new collection of classroom materials that helps elementary
school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English
Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of
eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of
hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to