Nutrition Education: Resources for Elementary School

Michigan Team Nutrition Booklist 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 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.


MyPlate Blast Off Game 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 cover 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.


Power Panther Pals (K-5)

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Power Panther Pals is an 8-week health education program for elementary students. Materials include an implementation manual, student activity book with recipes, PowerPoint slides, and parent newsletters.


Family Fun, Food and Fitness Event Planning Guide (PDF | 47.3 MB)

Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.

Guidebook provides instructions for planning and promoting a health-centered, family-friendly, school or child care center sponsored event and includes specific instructions detailing both nutrition and fitness activities.


Nutrition 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.


Eat Smart Be Smart

Montana Office of Public Instruction.

A kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum for teaching nutrition through math, science, language arts and health enhancement.


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.


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.


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.


Pick a Better Snack™ 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).


Nutrition Education Take-Home Bag

Iowa Team Nutrition.

Healthy eating and physical activity materials that can be placed in a bag for elementary teachers share with the families of their students.