Fruits and Vegetables for Health


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This comprehensive curriculum teaches students about the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California fresh produce. Geography, language arts, mathematics, science, health, and nutrition concepts are incorporated. Aligned to the Content Standards for California Public Schools. Uses older version of the pyramid but could be updated easily.

What’s inside: A teacher resource guide, detailed descriptions of organizing fruit and vegetable taste-testing, worksheets, food chemistry activities, and activities to enhance agricultural awareness in California.

Activity Highlight: Students write a fictional, creative story about their life as a fruit or vegetable.

Nutrition Competencies by grade:
Grades 3-4: 1a,b, f-h, 2-3, 5-7
Grades 5-6: 1a-b, f-h, 2-3, 5-7

Language: English
Number of Lesson Plans: 9
Amount of Time Per Lesson: 50 mins
Estimated Total time for Lessons: 7.5 hours

Format: downloadable PDF, hard copy
Cost: Free for PDF, hard copy available for purchase

Cafeteria Connection: Yes
After School: No

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 4 to 6

    Topics: Health Education, Nutrition

    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Student Materials
    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Teachers

    Beneficiary: Students