Nutrition Curriculum

Curriculum Kits

Dairy Council ® of Arizona has partnered with Dairy Council ® of California to bring AZ teachers award winning curriculum packages! 

Student workbooks are consumable, so order enough that each child has their own workbook.

Included with all curriculum materials:

  • Alignment with national educational standards for integration with units on math, social science, health, language arts and physical education.
  • A behavior-change model that teaches students about healthy eating and physical activity, then encourages changes in attitudes and behaviors.
  • Family Homework to extend the lessons into the home (available in both English and Spanish.)
  • Pre-assessment and post-assessments to gauge changes in student knowledge and achievement.

The Dairy Council of California offers a 30 minute Teacher Training to help you get to prepare you to teach your grade level nutrition curriculum.

Kindergarten:

Building a Healthy Me

This kindergarten nutrition education curriculum offers 8 units with fun activities that span 5-15 minutes and fit into a variety of classroom themes.

 

Teacher Kit includes: Teacher Guide, 2 double-sided posters, Sample Student Workbooks, Food Picture Cards.

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1st Grade:

Healthy Choices, Healthy Me

Use these 8 lessons to build a foundation of healthy habits that will continue for a lifetime.

 

Teacher Kit includes: Teacher Guide, Food Picture Cards, Sample Student Workbook 

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2nd Grade:

Healthy Choices, Healthy Me

The lessons in this kit build on the information taught in the first grade.  They cover eating balanced breakfasts, snacks and meals, and participating in active play for at least 60 minutes a day.

Teacher Kit includes: Teacher Guide, Market Mystery Storybook, Food Picture Cards, Sample Student Workbook 

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3rd Grade:

Shaping Up My Choices

Third grade is an essential year to teach students the skills they need to apply problem-solving, reasoning and critical thinking techniques to their food choices.

 

Teacher Kit Includes: Teacher Guide, Copy Masters, Transparencies, Sample Student Workbook 

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4th Grade:

Nutrition Pathfinders

Students will analyze their own food and activity records to make goals for improvement.  Additional teaching aids and resources are at the Dairy Council of California’s website. 

 

Teacher Kit Includes: Teacher Guide, Copy Masters, Transparencies, Sample Student Workbook 

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5th Grade:

Nutrition Pathfinders

Building on the concepts taught in 4th grade, this curriculum emphasizes serving sizes and how to choose healthy options when eating out.  Materials from Dairy Council of California supplement this program.

Teacher Kit Includes: Teacher Guide, Copy Masters, Transparencies, Sample Student Workbook

Also included: What’s Normal Poster and lesson plans on body image.

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Middle School:

Exercise Your Options

Upper elementary is a critical time for students to understand and practice healthy eating habits as they are making more decisions on their own each day. 

Teacher Kit includes: Teacher Guide, PowerPoint Presentations, DVD Resources, Sample Student Workbook
Also included: What’s Normal Poster and lesson plans on body image.

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High School:

Activity and Eating

Help your high school students understand the essential connection between being physically active, making healthful food choices and maintaining long term good health.

Teacher Kit includes: DVD with PowerPoint Presentations, Sample Student Workbook.
Also included: What’s Normal Poster and lesson plans on body image.

Download Quick Start Guide

Order Replacement Student Workbooks