Healthy cooking can be fun!
In collaboration with the UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools, the California Department of Education has finalized new guidelines - called the Nutrition Education Competencies - for educating school-age children about healthy eating and nutrition. In a supervised classroom activity at John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley, 2nd graders stir freshly harvested fall vegetables.
Nutrition Education Competencies were developed by researchers at the UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools in collaboration with the California Department of Education. These Nutrition Education Competencies provide comprehensive and sequential nutrition goals for nutrition education for California´s children, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
More information about the Nutrition Education Competencies is available online in an article published in California Agriculture (Kirkpatrick, N., Briggs, M., and S. Zidenberg-Cherr. California teachers support the Nutrition Competencies-new nutrition instruction guidelines. California Agriculture, volume 61, number 1, pp. 41-46, 2007).