Whole Nutrition Ideas and Resources
Developing good habits of nutrition is a fundamental life skill that schools can help build and support.
- Teacher invites a local chef to prepare a dish for and with the students.
- Students are exposed to new foods and fresh produce through food tasting and projects.
- Your school's wellness policy sets guidelines on the foods and drinks that students bring from home.
- Foods from outside food establishments are limited or prevented unless it is a classroom event or celebration.
- Healthy snack and lunch ideas are provided to parents with handouts and in the school publications.
- Students explore nutritional values of food and nutrition lost in processing as an integrated STEM project.
- The school has a policy that no carbonated drinks we be allowed on campus except for events or celebrations.
- Food related classroom rewards are limited or prohibited.
- The students participate in developing a Healthy Lunch Day or event.
- Field trips to local farms, small food producers and farmer markets are a regular part of the school programming.
- Students are engaged in food production as a regular part of the curriculum
- Students prepare a meal from local foods for a school celebration and for community partners.
- A food fair where students share multi-disciplinary projects they've created about food is held and open to the community.
Whole Nutrition Curriculum
- Healthy food=Super Kids - grade 1 - Learn NC
- Nutrition Curriculum - Learn NC
- Food Inc, Discussion Guide and materials - Center for Eco-literacy
- Nourish: Food and Community Middle School Curriculum
Whole Nutrition Resources and Tools
- North Carolina Action for Healthy Kids offers a variety of resources to support whole nutrition in schools