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NUTRITION EDUCATION IN THE CLASSROOM
MyPlate Activity Sheets
Shape Your Future Fruit and Veggie Coloring Pages
Farm to You: Interactive Nutrition Education Exhibit
Farm to You is a traveling interactive adventure for elementary school children that follows food from the farm to the market and through the body to explore the relationships between agriculture, food and health.
Ag in the Classroom
The purpose of Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is to help familiarize Oklahoma school children with Oklahoma’s number one industry – the food and fiber industry. The lessons included are hands-on and fun, making use of a subject and a substance that is very familiar and dear to most students – food.
Cooking Matters Kids Handouts
Cooking Matters presents a series of short colorful handouts chock-full of fun activities and recipes for elementary-school aged kids. Each issue has a different theme, focused on healthy eating and cooking. These are great activities for parents, teachers, caregivers or anyone to use with the children in their lives. Interested parties can download the handouts as a PDF.
American Heart Association
Download lesson plans for Elementary and Middle School age children.
Junior Master Gardener
The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind.
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.
Healthy Tips for Picky Eaters
Fruits and Veggies More Matters
Fruits and Veggies-More Matters is a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit and vegetable consumptions for better health.
Chicken and Noodle Recipe Card
Carrot Apple Raisin Salad Recipe Card
Tailoring the Sample School Wellness Policy
Schools play a critical role in fostering lifelong healthy habits in children. Children and youth spend the majority of their time during their formative years at school, where they consume at least half of their daily calories. Studies have shown that students who are more physically active and eat more nutritious diet perform better in school. School wellness policies communicate commitment to students, parents, teachers and administrators healthy environments, healthy students and academic progress are priorities. In fact, all school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program are required to adopt a written wellness policy. Many schools have found using a policy template helpful in writing an effective policy. The attached Policy Development Guide offers an editable version of a school wellness policy that includes all of the best practices for achieving a healthy school environment and that meets federal and state regulations. For schools not yet ready to adopt all the practices the guide provides options to tailor the policy to meet the district’s specific goals and needs.
Smart Snack Suggestions
Smart Snacks Fact Sheet
Healthy Fundraising (USDA Healthy Meals Resource System)
Healthy Fundraising Solutions
Healthy fundraising ideas from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Toolkit
Engage school staff and parents in school wellness using these ready-to-go communication tools. Sharing news about your Local School Wellness Policy is easy with these flyers, presentations, newsletter articles, and social media posts. Your school can personalize them to make them specific to your Local School Wellness Policy activities.
Cooking for Kids Fact Sheet for Teachers and Staff
Cooking for Kids Fact Sheet for Families
Shape Your Future
Shape Your Future is dedicated to improving community health. We encourage parents, children and all Oklahomans to live healthier lives every day by eating more fruits and vegetables, getting the appropriate amount of physical activity and being tobacco free.
Celebrations that Support Child Health
Constructive Classroom Rewards: Promoting Good Habits While Protecting Children's Health
Food for Kids Backpack Program
The Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids program provides chronically hungry children with backpacks filled with non-perishable, nutritious, kid-friendly, shelf-stable food to sustain them over weekends and school holidays.