San Luis Obispo County
University of California
San Luis Obispo County

"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.

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"No-Prep" kits include all the copies, class sets, laminates, parent letters, and materials needed to deliver the research based nutrition education lessons. Extenders deliver the lessons in their classrooms throughout the school year by becoming familiar with the kits and resources provided and reviewing lesson instructions prior to lesson delivery.

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!

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