Curricula and Lesson Plans

Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

DHHS. Office of Disease prevention and Health Promotion.

Six one-hour workshops, based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, designed to teach adults in a wide variety of community settings.


Community Voices for Health: Kids Take Action

American University. School of Education, Teaching and Health.

Engaging Middle School Students to Demand a Healthier School Community is a 6-week program to engage students in assessing barriers to healthy eating and physical activity, and developing solutions.


Community Voices for Health: Teachers Take Action

American University. School of Education, Teaching and Health.

Integrating Concepts about Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity into Middle School Curriculum is a training manual that stimulates teacher’ interest in and knowledge of important concepts about food, nutrition and physical activity in order to integrate them into core lessons and activities.


SuperKids Nutrition: Nutrition Curriculum For Education

SuperKids Nutrition, Inc.

Provides links to various nutrition education resources and curricula. Each resource has been reviewed a nutrition expert.


Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active! (PDF | 9.19 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

This 10-lesson interactive program, helps 11 to 13-year olds think critically about how the media can affect food and physical activity choices.


Fight Bac! Character in a Garden FightBAC! Curriculum for Kids: Kindergarten through 3rd Grade

Partnership for Food Safety Education.

Presentation stories about food safety. For grades K-3.


Food Science Curriculum (PDF | 2.2 MB)

Illinois Board of Education.

Curriculum for high school students that focuses on the different aspects of food science.


Food Safety Poster Teaching Hand Hygiene

Minnesota Department of Health.

Four age appropriate handwashing curricula for ages preschool to adult. Includes, activities, projects, posters and songs.


Health Education Toolkit

Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

For teachers to help students adopt and maintain healthy behaviors.


Cruciferous Crusaders Lesson Plans

Leafy Greens Council.

Includes lesson plans for grades 3-5 that incorporate language arts, math, science/health and social studies in activities that increase student understanding of nutritional benefits of cruciferous vegetables and promote an increase in their consumption.


Food History Lessons

The Food Timeline.

A teacher's resource on food history. Includes lesson plans.


Feeling sick Food Safety Lessons

Iowa State University Extension.

These food safety lessons were developed to provide consumers and future consumers with the tools they need to help minimize their risk from harmful pathogens in the food supply.


Food Safety Lessons for Child Care Providers

National Food Service Management Institute.

Lesson plans developed for child care providers to train staff on providing nutritious meals for young children including cost-effective shopping, family-style meals, food intolerance and allergies, food safety, portion sizes, and more.


School Nutrition Education Resources

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Provides curriculum and kids' activities designed for the classroom.


Eat Smart Live Strong logo graphic of a carrot and apple. Eat Smart, Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older Adults

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds participating in or eligible for FNS nutrition assistance programs.


Family Nutrition Education Programs Curricula

University of Missouri Extension. Family Nutrition Education Programs.

Nutrition education curricula and other teaching materials for students in grades Pre-K to 8th grade as well as teenage mothers and adults.


Nutrition Lesson Plans for Young Children

Texas Department of Health.

Lesson plans, activities and recipes for preschoolers with handouts and discussion questions in English and Spanish.


Nutrition Academic Award Program Products

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

The Nutrition Academic Award program supports medical schools interested in increasing opportunities for students, house staff, faculty, and practicing physicians to learn nutrition principles and clinical practice skills with an emphasis on preventing cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. A number of curriculum guides and instructional materials are available.