Nutrition Education: Resources for Elementary SchoolNutrition Education of Texas (NETx)
Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Division.
Multidisciplinary nutrition lesson plans for grades pre-Kindergarten through High School that align with Texas education standards.
Pick a Better Snack™
Iowa Department of Health; Iowa Department of Education.
Campaign that encourages fruit and vegetable choices for snacks. Includes elementary classroom lessons, bingo cards, marketing materials, fact sheets, and family newsletters (newsletters are also available in Spanish).
Michigan Team Nutrition Booklist (PDF | 1.21 KB)
Michigan State University Extension; Michigan Department of Education.
An annotated list of over 400 books with positive food, nutrition and physical activity messages for children in grades K-2.
Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum
USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.
Classroom materials for elementary school teachers to integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. The curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon through a variety of hands–on activities.
Iowa Public Television; Iowa Department of Education.
Series of video clips featuring Dan Wardell who shows children in K-2 how to make healthy choices about food, physical activity and hygiene.
MyPlate Blast Off Game
USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.
In this online game, students can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and physical activity.
Hoosier Champions: School Nutrition and Activity Success Stories (PDF | 2.21 MB)
Indiana Department of Education.
Collection of nutrition activities and success stories from schools that implemented GameOn! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge.
Toolkit for Nutrition and Fitness through Service-Learning: The Noun and Adverb Initiatives (PDF | 960 KB)
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
This toolkit is intended to help schools implement service-learning projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity. Examples from Wisconsin are included.
Nutrition Education Take-Home Bag
Iowa Team Nutrition; 2012.
Healthy eating and physical activity materials that can be placed in a bag for elementary teachers share with the families of their students.
MyPlate Match Game
Dairy Council of California.
In this online game, students build a food plate and learn the names and colors of the food groups in MyPlate.
Food and Nutrition Fun for Elementary Age Children (PDF | 134 KB)
USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.
Comprehensive list of food and nutrition books for children.
MyGarden Lesson Plans
Michigan Team Nutrition.
The K-12 MyGarden lesson plans were written by teachers and reviewed by horticulturists and nutritionists. Each lesson contains gardening and nutrition information and activities within a specific content area - English Language Arts, Math, Science, or Social Studies.
Create a Classroom That Moves!
Ohio Team Nutrition.
Resources for classroom-based physical activity, including a manual, food and movement cards, and an activity pyramid poster.
Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tool for schools to analyze their health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum.
Rainbow Days: A Food Services Student Activity to Engage Kids with Salad Bars (PDF | 1.79 MB)
The Lunch Box (Food, Family, Farming Foundation).
In this activity, students are challenged to create a “rainbow” on their tray with items from the salad bar.