Nutrition Pathfinders


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This curriculum features a computer-camp simulation activity involving MyPyramid and appropriate amounts of daily exercise. Students learn about nutrition and health and gain decision-making, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.

What’s inside: A teacher resource guide, student workbooks, Camp Eatawella CD-ROM, downloadable cafeteria connections activity, and a Web site with resources for teachers, parents, and students. Supplemental materials include a calcium quiz, how to make your own pizza, and a dairy farm game.

Activity highlight: In activity 3, “Breakfast Bonanza,” students explore healthy breakfast foods and complete a worksheet activity and food record.

Nutrition competencies by grade:
Grades 3–4: 1 a–c, e–g; 2, 4–8
Grades 5–6: 1 a, (1b) 1c, f, g; 2–8
(x)=partial addressing of competency

Language: English and Spanish
Number of lesson plans: 5
Amount of time per lesson: 40 minutes
Estimated total time for lessons: 3.8 hours
Format: Hard copy

Cost: Free for California teachers; available for purchase from out of state

Cafeteria connection: Yes
After school: Yes

Learning Registry Activity


    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 4 to 5

    Topics: Nutrition, Health & Physical Education, Health Education

    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Teacher Materials
    • Assessments
    • Reproducibles
    • Student Materials
    • Interactives

    Tool for: Teachers

    Beneficiary: Students