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Dig In! Standards-Based Nutrition Education from the Ground Up: Grade 5 and 6
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Eleven inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables. The curriculum includes reproducible student handouts, 35 copies of the Dig In! At Home parent booklet (parent booklet also available separately in Spanish), and a set of 6 Dig In! posters.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
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Lesson Plan
Author:
United States Dept of Agriculture
Date Added:
10/27/2017
Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten
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Discover MyPlate is fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children — kindergarten.

Contains: Teacher guide, Emergent Reader Mini Books and teacher edition, Reach for the Sky song, Food Group Friends profile cards, Food cards, Look and Cook recipes, student workbook, the Five Food Groups poster, parent handouts and Discover MyPlate graphics

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
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Author:
United States Dept of Agriculture
Date Added:
10/12/2017
Farm To School Garden Lessons (K-5)
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The Next Step Adventure team developed lessons for the Des Moines Public Schools Farm to School program. We're happy to share them here as part of our efforts to connect children with nature through school gardens.

We hope these lessons inspire you to start a school garden. If you already have a garden, we think they will help you connect the lessons learned there more closely to your classroom curriculum. A big thank you to Des Moines Schools for being great partners, and for bringing innovative education to Iowa's most diverse population.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Next Step Adventure team (
Date Added:
11/08/2017
The Great Garden Detective Adventure: A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum for Grades 3 and 4
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A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum. Eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades that contains bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and 35 copies of each of the 10 Garden Detective newsletters for parents/caregivers.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
United States Dept of Agriculture
Date Added:
10/27/2017
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate: Preschool
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Garden-themed nutrition education kit that introduces children to six fruits and vegetables. Includes seven booklets, featuring three fruits and three vegetables, with hands-on planting activities, a CD with supplemental information, and a DVD with Cool Puppy Pup’s Picnic and Lunch Parties.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
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Author:
United States Dept of Agriculture
Date Added:
10/27/2017
Harvest and Celebrate: First Grade Lesson Plans
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The Next Step Adventure team developed lessons for the Des Moines Public Schools Farm to School program. We're happy to share them here as part of our efforts to connect children with nature through school gardens. We hope these lessons inspire you to start a school garden. If you already have a garden, we think they will help you connect the lessons learned there more closely to your classroom curriculum.

Today students will use senses to observe unripe, ripe, and overripe produce. They will examine seeds in produce and discuss ways mature plants help baby plants grow. In the garden, they will learn how to harvest produce, sort and count it, eat it in tasty recipes, and plan a garden party to celebrate their learning. Finally, they will reflect on their learning in the garden and make future recommendations.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Next Step Adventure team
Date Added:
11/08/2017
Harvest and Celebrate: Fourth Grade Lesson Plans
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The Next Step Adventure team developed lessons for the Des Moines Public Schools Farm to School program. We're happy to share them here as part of our efforts to connect children with nature through school gardens. We hope these lessons inspire you to start a school garden. If you already have a garden, we think they will help you connect the lessons learned there more closely to your classroom curriculum.

Today students will use their senses to observe and identify unripe, ripe, and overripe produce. They will learn about the structures plants have that support pollination. In the garden, they will learn how to harvest produce, eat it in tasty recipes, and plan a garden party to celebrate their learning. Finally, they will reflect on their learning in the garden and make recommendations for next year.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Next Step Adventure team
Date Added:
11/08/2017
Harvest and Celebrate: Kindergarten Lesson Plans
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The Next Step Adventure team developed lessons for the Des Moines Public Schools Farm to School program. We're happy to share them here as part of our efforts to connect children with nature through school gardens. We hope these lessons inspire you to start a school garden. If you already have a garden, we think they will help you connect the lessons learned there more closely to your classroom curriculum.

As students planned, planted, and maintained their garden, they focused on what plants need to survive. Today they will expand their focus to how garden helps animals, including humans, survive. They will also explore other benefits of gardens. In the garden, they will learn how to harvest produce, sort and count it, eat it in tasty recipes, and plan a garden party to celebrate their learning.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Next Step Adventure team
Date Added:
11/07/2017
Harvest and Celebrate : Second Grade Lesson Plans
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The Next Step Adventure team developed lessons for the Des Moines Public Schools Farm to School program. We're happy to share them here as part of our efforts to connect children with nature through school gardens. We hope these lessons inspire you to start a school garden. If you already have a garden, we think they will help you connect the lessons learned there more closely to your classroom curriculum.

Today students will use their senses to observe unripe, ripe, and overripe produce. They will examine the seeds in the produce and learn about pollinators. In the garden, they will learn how to harvest produce, sort and count it, eat it in tasty recipes, and plan a garden party to celebrate their learning. Finally, they will reflect on their learning in the garden and make recommendations for next year.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Next Step Adventure team
Date Added:
11/08/2017
Harvest and Celebrate: Third Grade Lesson Plans
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The Next Step Adventure team developed lessons for the Des Moines Public Schools Farm to School program. We're happy to share them here as part of our efforts to connect children with nature through school gardens. We hope these lessons inspire you to start a school garden. If you already have a garden, we think they will help you connect the lessons learned there more closely to your classroom curriculum.

Today students will use their senses to observe and identify unripe, ripe, and overripe produce. They will learn the role fruits, seeds, and pollination play in life cycles. In the garden, they will learn how to harvest produce, eat it in tasty recipes, and plan a garden party to celebrate their learning. Finally, they will reflect on their learning in the garden and make recommendations for next year.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Next Step Adventure team
Date Added:
11/08/2017
Harvest and Celecbrate: Fifth Grade Lesson Plans
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The Next Step Adventure team developed lessons for the Des Moines Public Schools Farm to School program. We're happy to share them here as part of our efforts to connect children with nature through school gardens. We hope these lessons inspire you to start a school garden. If you already have a garden, we think they will help you connect the lessons learned there more closely to your classroom curriculum.

Today students will use their senses to observe and identify unripe, ripe, and overripe produce. They will consider how the energy in that produce was once energy from the sun. In the garden, they will learn how to harvest produce, eat it in tasty recipes, and plan a garden party to celebrate their learning. They will explore the relationship of decomposers and plants by composting. Finally, they will reflect on their learning in the

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Next Step Adventure team
Date Added:
11/08/2017
Health Literacy: Build a Healthy Lunch (Elementary)
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This lessons is designed by the Iowa Dept. of Education to be delivered by classroom teachers.

This lessons explains the “Build a Healthy Lunch” signage in the cafeteria and is a great way to show support for the school meal program in the classroom.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Iowa Dept of Education
Date Added:
10/12/2017
Health Literacy: First Grade Lesson 1: Students create super heroes that are powered by foods high in vitamins A and C
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This lesson is designed to increase students’ knowledge of the health benefits of vitamins C and A and the foods that contain them.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Iowa Dept. Public Health
Date Added:
10/11/2017
Health Literacy: First Grade Lesson 3: Students create advertisements for their favorite fruits and vegetables
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Lesson is designed to increase students’ knowledge of which foods are fruits and vegetables and how they can eat fruits and vegetables for snacks.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Iowa Dept. Public Health
Date Added:
10/11/2017
Health Literacy: First Grade Lesson 5: Students create tracking charts related to physical activity
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This lesson is designed to increase first graders’ knowledge of healthy physical activities and the importance of decreasing screen time.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Iowa Dept. Public Health
Date Added:
10/11/2017