K-6 Curricula and Support for Healthy School Environments
CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties (SLO/SB) supports comprehensive, school-based nutrition, gardening, and physical activity education at partnering school sites where 50% or more of the students qualify for the Free/Reduced School Meals Program.
- UC and evidence-based curricula in nutrition, gardening, and physical education.
- Hands-on cooking demonstrations and taste testing.
- Support for school gardens and garden to cafeteria connections.
- Facilitation of youth leadership development in nutrition and health.
In 2021, students responding to the Youth Intent to Change Survey (n=282) after receiving nutrition lessons say they will try to eat more fruits (70%) and vegetables (47%) and drink less sugary beverages (48%) and 90% of students reported they will choose to drink water and 79% will try to get more physical activity.
"One thing I learned in these classes is how important it is to stay healthy. Before I did know it was important to stay healthy. But these classes helped me understand more about staying healthy, and why, and how to." - Student participant
If you are a teacher, school administrator or other youth serving organization that would like to partner with us to improve health, nutrition, cooking skills and increase physical activity, contact us at email@example.com
California's CalFresh Healthy Living, with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – USDA SNAP, produced this material. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. For important nutrition information, visit www.CalFreshHealthyLiving.org.
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