"No-Prep" Nutrition Education Kits for Teachers
UC CalFresh of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties partners with enrolled educator extenders (classroom teachers, volunteers, after school program staff, etc.) to provide "No-Prep" Nutrition Education kits in grades TK-6th.
In support of the extender curriculum delivery, UC CalFresh staff provide in-class introductory lessons at the beginning of the new school year and food demonstrations three times per year per enrolled classroom. The food demonstration focus on food safety, basic cooking methods for youth, and nutrition messaging consistent with the USDA Dietary Guidelines. When feasible, the food demonstrations are conducted in the outdoor classroom or school garden and incorporate physical activity.
UC CalFresh staff are also available to answer extender questions or concerns with lesson delivery.
UC CalFresh Nutrition Curriculum is research-based and aligned with California State Standards and Health Content Standards. Many of the nutrition curricula incorporate Math, English-Language Arts, Science, and History and Social Studies content standards. Food is inter-disciplinary, nutrition education should be too!