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Incorporate Nutrition Education & Physical Education into the Curriculum

Engage students in healthy eating and physical activity concepts by making them daily activities or part of the class curriculum. Be sure that concepts presented are age appropriate and relevant to students’ daily lives and experiences:

  • Teach younger children their colors using fruits and vegetables.
  • Help middle school children learn about weights and measures using fruits and vegetables from the school garden.
  • Instruct older students about nutrition through calorie counts and daily nutritional value charts.
  • Take a walk outside as part of a science class or ask students to name and act out action words from a story through physical activity.

Find more information at Team Nutrition and ChooseMyPlate.gov.