Curricula and Lesson PlansEat 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.
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.
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.
Teaching Hand Hygiene
Minnesota Department of Health.
Four age appropriate handwashing curricula for ages preschool to adult. Includes, activities, projects, posters and songs.
Physical Education Lessons with a Nutrition Concept
Colorado Department of Education.
Helps teachers and food service staff integrate nutrition education into core curriculum and the cafeteria.
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.
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: 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.
MyPyramid Introductory Lessons and Handouts
University of Missouri Extension. Family Nutrition Education Programs.
Lesson plans with supporting handouts for teaching MyPyramid lessons for children from Pre-K up to 8th grade.
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.