Teachers

Overweight and obesity are leading health concerns among our nation's children, but they are receiving little to no education on nutrition and physical activity. This page provides fun and engaging presentations, lesson plans, and activities for students that will give them guidance on how to make healthier lifestyle choices. All lessons are created from evidence-based sources by registered dietitian nutritionists. Use these lessons to spread the word about the benefits of nutrition and physical activity so that students can make better, informed decisions about living healthier lives!


Nutrition and Physical Activity Curricula

This tabs below provide fun and engaging presentations, lesson plans, and activities for students that will give them guidance on how to make healthier lifestyle choices. All lessons are created from evidence-based sources and support Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards. Use these lessons to spread the word about the benefits of nutrition and physical activity so that students can make better, informed decisions about living healthier lives! 

  1. Grades K-2
  2. Grades 3-4
  3. Grades 5-8

Choose MyPlate!

Choose MyPlate! focuses on the five food groups, why it's important to "eat a rainbow" of fruits and vegetables, and how staying active keeps our bodies healthy.


Let's Eat a Rainbow!

Let's Eat a Rainbow! concentrates on our favorite fruits and vegetables, why we should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables,  and where all these colorful foods are grown.



The ABCs of Fruits and Veggies

The ABCs of Fruits and Veggies is a fun, colorful way to teach the letters of the alphabet! Discover interesting facts about each one and go on a fruit and vegetable adventure at the end!


Do Your Dairy!

Do Your Dairy! talks about what foods fit into the Dairy Group, why these foods help our body, and the bone-benefits of physical activity.



G is for Grains!

G is for Grains! talks about the Grains Group and what foods belong in the category. MyPlate and the benefits of grains are also discussed. 



Take-Home Handouts for the Family

Healthy habits can also begin at home. Listed below are handouts for students to take home and share with their familyThese handouts are taken from the USDA's "10 Tips Nutrition Education Series" and reflect the messages presented in the lessons.  Available in English and Español below:




This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact 1-800-352-8401. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.