Youth Nutrition Education Curriculum

These are the most commonly used Youth curricula in the UC CalFresh NEP. Ordering links are listed below. For the full breakdown of which evaluations are recommended for each curricula, please consult the Core Curriculum and Evaluation Tools with SMART Objectives.

For Youth Curriculum and Program Flyers please visit the Program and Curriculum Flyers webpages

Dairy Council

  • Dairy Council graphic(Grades K-12) Since 1919, Dairy Council of California has been an innovator in nutrition education and the dairy industry’s contribution to community health. We produce balanced nutrition education programs and resources, which are free in California, for schools, health professionals’ offices and workplace wellness programs.

Happy Healthy Me

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Go Glow Grow

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  • (Pre-K) The Go Glow Grow curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs and GGG graphicabilities of preschoolers. It provides opportunities for younger children to actively learn about healthy eating and exercise. Research tells us that the early years are especially important for establishing habits that will last a lifetime. Encouraging healthy eating and ample physical activity during the preschool years will have long-term benefits. Through this curriculum preschoolers will make the connection between eating healthy foods and being able to Go, Glow and Grow.

My Amazing BodyMAB graphic

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  • (K - Grade 1) My Amazing Body is a nutrition curriculum for students to learn about the amazing things their body can do and explore how they can keep their amazing bodies healthy through eating nutrient-rich foods, getting plenty of exercise and sleep, and practicing good hygiene.

Good For Me and You

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  • (Grade 2) Good For Me and You is a nutrition curriculum that allows students to explore what is good for a healthy body and lifestyle, study My Plate, and are introduces to the concept of nutrients and what they do for their bodies. They learn that eating breakfast every day, drinking healthy beverages, exercising and keeping food safe to eat all are good to their body.

Eating Healthy from Farm to Fork

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  • (Grades K-3) Eating Healthy from Farm to Fork ... Promoting School Wellness is a nutrition education curriculum that makes the connection between local food systems, garden-based learning, school food service and the establishment of healthy habits. The lessons actively engage the children in learning about healthy choices for food and fitness.

It's My Choice...Eat Right! Be Active!

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  • (Grade 3) It's My Choice...Eat Right! Be Active! is a nutrition curriculum where students examine the key nutrients provided by each of the five food groups of MyPlate and learn how to make healthy choices. They identify how vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and proteins provide the essential building blocks needed for good health.

TWIGSTWIGS graphic

  • (Grades K-8) Teams With Inter-Generational Support focuses on gardening and how the foods we grow are used in our bodies as building blocks and as energy providers. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade are given the tools to plant and care for a garden. This curriculum is flexible and the lessons can easily be used in a classroom, after-school program, or club.

Serving Up MyPlate SUMP graphic 

  • (Grades 1-6) Serving Up MyPlate is a new collection of classroom materials that helps elementary school teachers integrate nutrition education into Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health. This yummy curriculum introduces the importance of eating from all five food groups using the MyPlate icon and a variety of hands–on activities. Students also learn the importance of physical activity to staying healthy. Visit the Team Nutrition Web site to learn more.

Power Play!  PP graphic

  • (Grades 4-5) Power Play! encourages students to eat fruits and vegetables every day and gives creative ways for the students to successfully do so. Children at this age are assuming more responsibility for their own health and well-being. Power Play is designed for maximum learning using integrative and fun activities and taste-testing to hold the interest of this age group. Visit the 4th Grade & 5th Grade School Idea & Resource Kit to learn more.

Nutrition to Grow On  NTGO graphic

  • (Grades 4-6) Nutrition to Grow On is an innovative curriculum 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.

Healthalicious   Healthalicious graphic

  • (Grades 4-6) Healthalicious promotes a healthy lifestyle in students by encouraging the intake of nutrient rich foods and physical activity. The lessons provide students with a fun introduction to preparing and eating healthy meals. This curriculum can be used in after school setting with 4th -6th grade students, with programs such as 4-H. It may also be used as a family centered curriculum when teaching children and their caretakers about nutrition and physical activity.

EatFit Eat Fit logo

  • (Grades 6-8) EatFit teaches students to set goals to establish the personal health habits appropriate to the changing needs of adolescence.  With Eat Fit, students explore and practice the skills necessary for a physically active lifestyle and healthy food choices.

Nutrition Voyage  NV graphic

  • (Grades 7-8) Nutrition Voyage: The Quest To Be Our Best is a curriculum developed by the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service who invites you to explore new Team Nutrition lessons for grades 7 and 8. 

Hunger Attacks / Money Talks

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  • (Grades 9-12) Hunger Attacks / Money Talks is a curriculum designed to teach teens that the food they buy not only affects the amount of money they spend, but can also affect their health.

Choice, Control and Change

  • (Grades 6-12) Choice, Control Change is an inquiry-based science and nutrition program where students learn to make healthy food and activity decisions.

Shaping Healthy Choices Program  SHCP graphic

  • (Grades 4-6) Discovering Healthy Choices is a learner-centered, garden-enhanced nutrition curriculum that was developed for the Nutrition Education & Promotion component of the Shaping Healthy Choices Program.

  • (Grades 4-6) Cooking Up Healthy Choices is a learner-centered curriculum of cooking demonstrations that highlight seasonal produce and allows students to observe cooking techniques, deepen understanding of nutrition concepts, and experience recipes using all five senses

  • (Grades 4-6) Healthy Choices in Motion allows students to explore a comprehensive set of physical activity concepts including the benefits of physical activity, recommendations across the lifespan, the five components of physical fitness, why doing a variety of physical activity is important, and what being physically active means to you.

ANR Ordering Information

CDPH NEOPB Web Store Front (WSF)

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) Web Store Front (WSF) is an online ordering system available to current UC CalFresh nutrition education programs to request and/or download NEOPB products such as brochures, posters, kits, and DVDs. Please visit the Web Store Front to browse the available items.