It is imperative to use FoodWIse approved curriculum when teaching nutrition education. All curriculum listed below are for youth audiences. We currently do not have an approved garden-based nutrition education curriculum for adults. Refer to the School-Aged Youth Program Delivery Model for more information and links to access each curricula. Contact Emily Latham at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Growing Healthy Kids
Growing Healthy Kids Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Version 5.0 (revised January 2017)
A researched-based, hands-on and learner-centered curriculum for children ages 6 to 9 with storybook, coloring sheets, physical activity, journaling and gardening activities. Each of the 7 lessons contains options for an outdoor, indoor or mural garden
Eating from the Garden
Welcome to Eating From the Garden, nutrition and gardening curriculum for fourth- and fifth-grade students. Eating From the Garden provides research-based information through nutrition and gardening activities to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, and promote healthier food choices, gardening knowledge and physical activity. Eating From the Garden is designed to be used in group settings like the school classroom, an after-school program or a community center program. It includes a variety of fun, in both the areas of nutrition and gardening. Each lesson contains learning objectives, core activities and supplies needed. Additional activities are included if you have more time to teach nutrition or gardening in your setting. Each lesson includes a newsletter for students to take home.
Nutrition to Grow On
The curriculum for upper elementary school children is divided into nine lessons on topics related to a healthy lifestyle. Although the lessons were developed to build on one another, they may also be taught independently. Enough information is presented for each lesson to be taught exactly as is. However, teachers are encouraged to adjust lessons to better fit the dynamics of their individual classrooms. Because the lessons are designed to build on one another, they should be taught in the order presented in this curriculum. The earlier lessons lay the groundwork for subsequent activities.