Teacher’s Kindergarten Nutrition Program
My Healthy Body
The main objective of this Kindergarten Nutrition Program is to introduce students to the major pillars of good health; balanced nutrition, exercise, rest, balance and moderation. This will be achieved by presenting the material through sensory teaching methods such as visual, auditory, and by combining visual, auditory and kinesthetic movement through song and games. The students will be encouraged to learn about and try as many different types of fruits and vegetables that they can. At the end of the program, they will be given an opportunity to color one of the Fruit and Veggie puppets that they will carry in the colorful “Fruit and Veggie Parade”.
Teacher’s Grade 1 Nutrition Program
What Is Healthy Living?
It is a major objective of this Grade One All You Can Eat Nutrition Program for children to be able to name five food groups and identify the 210 different foods by color, group and overall purpose. Children will be able to define what healthy living is with respect to the food they eat and the lifestyles they choose on a daily basis regarding food, exercise, rest, balance and moderation. Each lesson will include a corresponding coloring worksheet that will be completed independently by each student. The teacher will collect the worksheets at the end of the class, and begin to compile each child’s own What is Healhy Living? storybook which after being completed, will be taken home and shared.
Teacher’s Grade 2 Nutrition Program
Healthy Living & More!
It is a major objective of this Grade Two All You Can Eat Nutrition Program for children to be able to name five food groups and identify 210 different foods by color, group and overall purpose. Children will be able to define what healthy living is with respect to the food they eat and the lifestyles they choose on a daily basis regarding exercise, rest, balance and moderation. This is a more in depth course than the first two, however it is structured in such a way that a good strong nutritional foundation is made as they continue along the path to good health.
Teacher’s Grade 3 Nutrition Program
Portions & Servings Oh My!
This program is designed to help children not only gain an awareness of the role that food, water, exercise and rest play in their daily lives, but also to gain a new awareness about the measure of each. This is achieved by first learning how to read food labels and discovering what the recommended serving size for each item is. Second, students will learn how to measure out a serving size, whether a liquid or dry measure, by utilitzing various measuring tools. Demonstrations will include the use of measuring cups and spoons as well as the use of everyday items to be used as visuals to replace the measuring utensils. We call this NEW MEASURES FOR MEASURING.
Teacher’s Grade 4 Nutrition Program
Food Safety Cleanliness & Freshness
Food safety and overall cleanliness in the kitchen; where you eat, and the hands that touch the food is addressed in a very direct and scientific manner. Children will learn about bacteria and how to avoid cross contamination. They will learn about refridgeration, separate meat and vegetable cutting boards, dirty hands, dirty utensils. dirty food. Students will learn about the chemicals that are found on our food and why we must wash everything before we peel, chop or eat it. Along that same vein, they will be introduced to what orgranic food is with respect to natural farming practices. A lot of great information to be learned and shared at home with their families.
Teacher’s Grade 5 Nutrition Program
Body Composition and Nutrition
Students will learn about the different body types that each one of us has. Through genetics, we are destined to be shaped a certain way. Some are more round like an apple, or narrow at the top and a little bigger on the bottom like a pear or long and lean like a celery stalk. How far we take those predestined shapes is where the use of good nutritious food, a healthy amount of exercise each day, and the proper balance of play, rest and of course plenty of water consumption will provide a wholesome environment for a growing adolescent to blossom into a healthy adult. Definitions will be provided for words such as calorie, energy, and body mass index. This particular program teaches about the differences among us with regard to the way we are built and to the talents we behold. Each person is of value and contributes to the whole which in this particular case is the classroom.