Food and Nutrition (Ages 8-11)

Lesson Plans

External Resources

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The DETS curriculum includes K-12 units with lessons that are designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the problems of diabetes in Indigenous communities in the US.

A circular theme is used throughout to illustrate the contextual content of Native culture and provides a meaningful approach for students of all cultural backgrounds. Theme: Health is Life in the Balance

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Lesson plans and resources for K-12 on where food comes from, how it grows and how to prepare it. Lessons include: 'Stone Soup', 'Nourishing with Nursery Rhymes' and 'The Big Crunch'. Also available - Cooking and Tasting Educator's Toolkit

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Nutrition curricula for K-7 - lesson plan topics include 'What is Diabetes?, 'Being Heart Smart', and 'Vegetarianism?'. Also contains manuals and toolkits, including 'Sugar Shocker'.

Curriculum based lessons for K -7, activities and resources focused on increasing vegetable and fruit consumption and reducing intake of sugary drinks and sodium.