Nutrition and Physical Activity for Teachers!Healthy eating behaviors and regular physical activity are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential. Nutrition education is provided as part of the health education program and as appropriate this will be integrated into other academic subjects in the regular educational programs.
All students shall be provided opportunities to be physically active on a regular basis. Opportunities for moderate to vigorous physical activity shall be provided through physical education and recess and may also be provided through school athletic programs, extracurricular programs, before and after school programs, programs encouraging students to walk or bicycle to and from school, in-class physical breaks, and other structured or unstructured activities.
Healthy Eating and Nutrition Education: Information about improving nutrition and establishing healthy eating habits in school, child care, adult, and after school settings. From the California Department of Education, hereNutrition and Activity Resources Material for the Classroom
Tips for TeachersUnderstanding Food Nutrition Labels
MyPlate A Yummy Curriculum for Grades 1-2 Mind & Body: Activities for Elementary Classrooms
MyPlate Activity Sheets
Grades 3-4MyPlate A Yummy Curriculum for Grades 3-4 Super Crew & MyPlate PP Lessons
MyPlate Activity Sheets Super Crew & MyPlate Lesson Instructions for PP
Preschool-KindergartenDairy Council of California mission creates materials, resources and lesson plans for making balanced food choices. Our nutrition and education philosophies shape our offerings and help us carry out our mission: We work on behalf of California dairy farmers and milk processors to provide free nutrition lesson plans and programs to school children and their families. Our staff include registered dietitians, nutrition, education and communication experts and customer relations professionals who partner with educators, health and wellness providers and community leaders to teach how to make the best food choices from a realistic and inclusive perspective. Wellness & Nutrition Resources
BAM! Body and Mind is an online destination for kids created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Designed for kids 9-13 years old, BAM! gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. The site focuses on topics that kids told us are important to them—such as stress and physical fitness—using kid-friendly lingo, games, quizzes, and other interactive features. http://www.cdc.gov/bam/teachers/index.htmlEducational Presentations for Teachers and Parent Groups:The greatest wealth is health.