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Nutrition Education/Classroom Lessons

A to Z Teacher Stuff®
This site offers teachers classroom lesson ideas on a variety of themes, including food and nutrition.


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The American Dietetic Association offers nutrition fact sheets with facts, tips and recipes covering a variety of food and nutrition topics; a good nutrition reading list; as well as brochures, tip sheets and other resources to help achieve a healthy lifestyle.


American Heart Association (AHA) Resources for Teachers
Good habits are the key to good health, and teachers and schools can have a big impact on the habits of their students. Teachers can use materials on this site to get the facts and learn what actions they can take to help the students in their schools live longer, healthy lives.


BAM! Teacher’s Corner
BAM! Body and Mind Teacher’s Corner serves as an aid to teachers, providing them with interactive, educational, and fun activities that are linked to national education standards for science and health.


Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is responsible for promoting and protecting the public's health by ensuring that the nation's food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled.


Choose MyPlate provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.


Crunch the Numbers
Crunch the Numbers, sponsored by Produce for Better Health Foundation, is a program for grades 3-4 aligned with national math and health standards that allows students to learn about the healthy benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables.


CYFERnet – Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
CYFERnet is a national network of land grant university faculty and county extension educators working to support community-based educational programs. CYFERnet offers practical research-based tools, curricula, activities and information for working with youth, parents, families, and communities.


Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are published jointly every 5 years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities. The guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans site contains resources for educators and consumers.


Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina
Eat Smart, Move More NC is a statewide movement that promotes increased opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity wherever people live, learn, earn, play and pray. There is a section on the Eat Smart, Move More NC Web site dedicated to schools where you can access a variety of tools and resources.


Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA Web site contains information about food, food safety and nutrition for consumers, kids, health professionals, educators, government, industry, and the media. También se ofrece unas partes en Español.


FoodCorps is a non-profit national service organization that seeks to reverse childhood obesity by increasing vulnerable children's knowledge of, engagement with, and access to healthy food. The centerpiece is an AmeriCorps public service program that recruits young leaders for a year of service in high-obesity, limited-resource communities of need. Service members build and tend school gardens, conduct hands-on nutrition education, and facilitate Farm to School programming that brings high quality local food into public schools.


Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini
This resource from the University of Illinois Extension introduces elementary students to 37 different kinds of produce -- many they may not know.


Goodness Grows in NC and Got to Be NC
The N.C. Department of Agriculture Goodness Grows in NC and Got to Be NC promotional and educational campaigns provide recipes, how to find North Carolina produce, and other information for consumers and kids.


Healthy Meals Resource System
The Healthy Meals Resource System from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library provides links to recipes, reports and studies, and resources for menu planning, food service, food safety, nutrition education and special diets.


KidsHealth in the Classroom®
KidsHealth in the Classroom®, from The Nemours Foundation, offers educators free health curriculum materials for all grades and subject areas. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes – all aligned to national health education standards.


Milk Matters
"Milk Matters"' online lesson resources are designed to help students understand the importance of making smart food choices through calcium lessons, fact sheets, take-home assignments, and classroom discussion.  All of the materials are consistent with National Health Education Standards.


National Dairy Council
The National Dairy Council publishes educational materials that can be used with students, teachers and families. También se ofrece unas partes en Español.


N.C. Department of Agriculture Educational Resources
The N.C. Department of Agriculture has a variety of resources available from their Web site: information on North Carolina produce and local farmers, educational materials, classroom tools, contact information for North Carolina agricultural associations, etc.


N.C. Dietetic Association (NCDA)
The North Carolina Dietetic Association serves the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being.  NCDA has ten districts spread across the state with members working in hospitals, health departments, clinics, schools, universities, corporations, and other settings.  NCDA or any of its districts can be a connection to additional resources for nutrition education – either through materials or volunteers.


N.C. Healthful Living Standard Course of Study
The North Carolina Healthful Living Standard Course of Study is a combination of two content areas: health education and physical education. The intent of the N.C. Healthful Living Standard Course of Study is to establish competency goals and objectives for the teaching and learning of behaviors that contribute to a healthful lifestyle and improved quality of life for all students. is a great resource for up-to-date food and nutrition information serving as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, meal planning, food safety and food assistance programs for consumers, educators and health professionals.
Para información en español, consulte este sitio.


Produce for Better Health Foundation
The Produce for Better Health Foundation is a non-profit consumer education foundation whose purpose is to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve health.  A number of educational resources are downloadable under the Educators tab on the Web site.


School Nutrition Association of North Carolina (SNANC)
The School Nutrition Association of North Carolina can be a state level resource for nutrition education training and materials.  SNANC has local chapters that can provide connections to other school nutrition professionals for ideas and resources.


Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA)
The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. provides resources about calcium, dairy and nutrition for consumers, health professionals, educators and dairy farmers.


Team Nutrition Resources for Educators
U.S. Department of Agriculture Team Nutrition offers downloadable classroom curriculum and activities and other materials for educators.

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