Classroom Resources

GENERAL EDUCATION RESOURCES

Agriculture in the Classroom
Everything about agriculture, including awards and science fair projects, plus a National Resource Directory (online database with hundreds of educational materials about agriculture).
http://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/index.htm

Discovery Education unitedstreaming
A digital video-based learning resource "scientifically proven to increase academic achievement," featuring more than 5,000 full-length videos segmented into 50,000 content-specific video segments, including health videos. More than half of US schools are already licensed to use the site.
http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com

KidsHealth in the Classroom
Web site offers free health (and some nutrition) curriculum materials for all subject areas, with discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes.  Plus info about childhood health problems, health-related news, and resources to improve the health of students/schools.
http://classroom.kidshealth.org/classroom

Nutrition Education for Texas
This site updates Texas's previous nutrition education manual, Education for Self-Responsibility IV, to align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the latest nutrition information.

http://netx.squaremeals.org 

USDA-FNS Child Nutrition Materials Database 
This is a large comprehensive site with links to free and other materials from a huge variety of sources. Search function possible using a number of parameters, target audience, format of material, and publication dates.
http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/schoolmeals/Resource_Cafe/Resource_Search.php 

K-6 CURRICULUM RESOURCES

Cooking with Kids New Mexico
Hands-on curriculum from Santa Fe (NM) using fresh, affordable foods from diverse cultures. Students use all senses, with math, science, social studies, language arts, music and art lesson in Spanish and English.
http://www.cookingwithkids.net

MyPyramid Lessons from University of Missouri Extension
Intro lesson plans on MyPyramid for grades PreK/K, 1-3, 4 -5 and 6-8. Also includes MyPyramid handouts for adults and youth.
http://extension.missouri.edu/fnep/teaching.htm 

WIN the Rockies Kids Lessons (Ages 10-13)
Nutrition, physical activity, and body image lessons (13 total) for classroom and other settings aligned to national health education standards. 
http://www.uwyo.edu/wintherockies_edur/winkidslessons.asp

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM RESOURCES

USDA Nutrition Essentials: Teaching Tools for Healthy Choices
This 2007 resource from USDA’s Team Nutrition contains lesson plans, student worksheets, and informational handouts to help students make food and physical activity choices that support healthy living. 

http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/nutritionessentials.html

RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICES

CDC Summary of Adolescent & School Health Tools
This site provides a variety of resources promoting healthy schools, from food safety to physical activity and school wellness policies.

http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/SchoolHealth/tools.htm

Food-Safe Schools
The Food-Safe Schools Action Guide from the National Coalition of Food-Safe Schools, an alliance of representatives from a variety of national organizations, professional associations, and government agencies that have interest or active involvement in reducing foodborne illness in the U.S. by improving food safety in schools.
http://www.foodsafeschools.org/AboutNCFSS.php

School Wellness Resources

KidsHealth in the Classroom
Web site offers free health (and some nutrition) curriculum materials for all subject areas, with discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes.  Plus info about childhood health problems, health-related news, and resources to improve the health of students/schools.
http://classroom.kidshealth.org/classroom

USDA-FNS Child Nutrition Materials Database 
This is a large comprehensive site with links to free and other materials from a huge variety of sources. Search function possible using a number of parameters, target audience, format of material, and publication dates.
http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/schoolmeals/Resource_Cafe/Resource_Search.php 

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