Growing Healthy Children is a toolkit for garden-based nutrition education. This at-a-glance guide includes activity cards with nutrition lessons and resources for your classroom, cafeteria, or in the garden itself. Activities are supported by research from the field and success stories from Wisconsin schools. Growing Healthy Children was co-written by WSGI, the Oneida County Health Department, Northwoods LEAN, and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. View Resource »
After school and other out-of-school time programs like summer camps offer a wonderful setting for teaching children positive health behaviors. This curriculum is a nice resource for out-of-schooltime providers who want to connect gardening activities to nutrition and physical activity. View Resource »
The Seed to Table curriculum is a collaborative project between three organizations in Madison, WI – Community GroundWorks, East High School and Goodman Community Center. This experiential curriculum teaches youth valuable employment skills while they learn the life cycle of plants, from seed to table. Seed to Table can be used as a whole curriculum or as individual lessons. Even though this was created for a class with a farm site and a commercial kitchen, many of the lessons can be adapted for use in smaller gardens or kitchens with less specialized equipment. In addition, while the lessons are written for high school-aged youth, the background information and activities can be easily modified for use with younger students. We invite you to use and adapt the curriculum to best fit your needs. View Resource »
Got Veggies? is a garden-based nutrition education curriculum created with the goal of getting children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Got Veggies? features seven full lesson plans that are aligned with Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Nutrition, Health, Science, and other related subjects. A series of shorter garden-based activities are also included, as well as fun recipes and helpful tips for cooking and eating in the garden. This curriculum provides an all around great way to nurture students’ interest in growing and eating fresh fruits and vegetables!
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