Nutrition to Grow On is an innovative curriculum created by CNS Co-Director Dr. Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr and Jennifer Morris for grades four through six that offers teachers a direct link between the garden and nutrition education. Nine lessons are designed to teach children and their families about nutrition by relating each lesson to a garden activity. The curriculum uses the garden to integrate disciplines, including science, mathematics, language arts, history, environmental studies, nutrition and health, while reinforcing the California academic content standards. This is a free, downloadable resource.
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- Lesson 1: Nutrition and Gardening
- Lesson 2: Nutrients We Need
- Lesson 3: MyPlate
- Lesson 4: Food Math
- Lesson 5: Food Labels
- Lesson 6: Get Physically Active
- Lesson 7: Goal Setting
- Lesson 8: Consumerism
- Lesson 9: Making Healthful Snacks
- Nutrition to Grow On (Full document containing all sections above)
Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards Supported by Nutrition to Grow On
Nutrition To Grow On was published before the creation of Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. NTGO remains a widely used curriculum that supports stakeholder efforts in bringing garden-enhanced nutrition education to schools throughout the country.