Early Elementary Nutrition Education
If you are currently teaching kindergarten, first, second, or third grade, we have some great resources for you.
We understand the complexities of school administration and the difficulty in fitting in another subject. We make our materials as easy to use as possible, with little to no prep time.
As the grades progress, the topics and skills become more complex. All lesson activities support the California Department of Education Common Core state standards.
If your site qualifies as low income (serving a majority of families that fall below 185% of the Federal poverty level - we look at free and reduced lunch data to verify) then all of our services are free.
Our program coordinators will meet with you individually to determine the best way to integrate materials and activities into your existing curriculum. All of our resources are age appropriate, support common core, address behavioral aspects of health, nutrition, physical activity, and hygiene, and utilize a variety of educational approaches to engage children.
We use a literacy-based model that integrates age appropriate, visually stimulating storybooks that are central to the theme. We will bring the materials to you, and pick them up when you are done. Our program is grounded in teaching children health and academic skills.
Health Skills Include:
-tasting new foods
-overcoming picky eating
-preparing simple healthy snacks
-basic food shopping skills (reading a shopping list)
-where food comes from
-practicing yoga and stretching
-how to properly brush your teeth
-how to properly wash your hands
-learning physical activity skills
Academic skills Include:
-fine motor skills
-large motor skills
We can also provide training to you and/or your staff, help with a school garden, special events, and advice on menu planning.
If you are interested in our program, please contact Sonia Fernandez at 530-666-8702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.