Kids Cooking

Nutrition Education Competencies at Work

In collaboration with the UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools, the California Department of Education finalized the Nutrition Education Competencies for educating school-age children about healthy eating and nutrition. At John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley, 2nd graders stir freshly harvested fall vegetables in a supervised classroom activity. This lesson incorporates several of the new competency skill levels, including ”practice making healthy eating choices with friends and family,” and “practice selecting a food that is grown locally.”

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