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Science Fair and STEM Projects Using Fruits and Vegetables  (M, O)
E-book guide with teacher tips and student projects for grades 3-8; free registration with email required

Operation FitKids Curriculum  (Y, M, O)
Free activity and nutrition lesson downloads for grades 3-5 and 6-8 from ACE Fitness

Lesson Plans for The Power of 3: Get Healthy with Whole Grain Foods  (Y, M)
This school-based curriculum available from the University of Minnesota Extension Service is designed to increase intake of whole grain foods by elementary school students in grades 3 to 6.

My Plate Kids Place  (Y)
From Choose My

Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ Materials  (Y)
PDF sticker book and guidelines for ages 6-8 from the

Nutrition 2: Good Food, Good Health  (Y)
Explore ways in which food provides energy and materials for our bodies. Grades 3-5

Nutrition 1: Food and the Digestive System  (Y)
Students learn about the digestive system. To begin to explore where nutrients come from, as well as their importance for particular tasks in the body. Grades 3-5

Nutrition 3: Got Broccoli?  (Y)
In this lesson, students are asked to look critically at the advertising claims of foods they eat, recognizing those that ascribe unrealistic, emotional, or psychological benefits to foods, rather than nutritional benefits. Students will then create an original advertising campaign for a "forgotten" vegetable, presenting compelling, factual information about the nutrients found in these foods and the benefits derived from them. grades 3-5

Global Breakfast  (Y)
Students explore the concept of global interdependence by investigating the origins of the foods they eat. Students will recognize the fact that many of the foods they eat, and the ingredients that go into making them, are produced in other countries. They will speculate about why certain foods are produced in different regions of the world, and what might happen if the production and/or distribution of these goods was to stop. Grades 3-5

Nutrition Education Games  (T)
From, brought to you by Dairy Council of California. Committed to elevating the health of children and families through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits.

Food Safety Education For Kids & Teens  (Y,M,O,T)
Be Food Safe Activity Book, Food Safety at Home Podcasts, Food Safety Mobile Game and more.

Publications and Educational Resources - Fruits & Vegetables  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Virginia Cooperative Extension

Staying Healthy  (Y,M)
Find out how to take care of your body, eat healthy, and stay fit!

Learn to be  (Y,M,O,T)
With, students can play cool health science education games and activities, explore interactive webquests, and learn ways to make their body strong and healthy. LearntobeHealthy's web-based kits meet many National and State Education standards and make health education fun. - Move, Eat, Learn!  (Y,M,O,T)

Food Is Elementary  (Y)
Food is Elementary (FIE) is a unique and vibrant curriculum introduced into schools and communities that teach children about food, nutrition, culture, and healthy living.

Apples  (Y,M)

Cereal grains  (Y,M)
Students will learn the basics about cereal grains. They will learn the main seven types of grains, the nutritional value found in cereal, and they will cook with a grain.

Grain facts for kids  (Y,M)

Harvest of Fear  (M,O,T)
If you are including lessons of health and nutrition in your homeschool, don't miss this PBS website about the controversial topic of genetically modified (GM) foods. There is an accompanying teacher's guide for educators linked at the bottom.

Nutrition Blog Posts

20 Topics for a Nutrition Unit Study

20 Topics for a Nutrition Unit Study Nutrition is an ideal homeschooling topic for the 10 – 14 year olds in your family or homeschool co-op. These middle years are an excellent time to go into more depth about what we eat and how it affects our health and growth. Tweens and early teens are especially interested in the changes brought by adolescence, and nutrition is a “safe” topic where kids can think about how their current choices affect their future. Read More »

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