Nutrition Education

The Importance of Nutrition Education

University of Maryland Extension‘s school-based Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) programs reach students, teachers, and parents in low income communities including after-school sites, summer meal programs and public schools where 50% or more students qualify for free or reduced-price school lunch.

The goal of the FSNE school-based programs is to integrate key nutrition messages into the school curriculum, policies, the lunchroom, and family shopping and meals.

Dig In

Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables.

Print Availability: Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program or other Child Nutrition program may order a free print copy of the entire Dig In! 

Growing Healthy Habits

Growing Healthy Habits is a 9-unit, gardening and nutrition education curriculum that targets youth, grades K-5.

Nutrition Nuggets

Nutrition Nuggets is a curriculum that targets youth in after-school settings.

Nutrition to Go

Nutrition to GO! displays are versatile learning tools that may serve as the basis for short, 15-minute lessons or they can be used as a “stand alone” display in community settings, such as health fairs, food banks and pantries, health departments, and school-sponsored events.

Read for Health

Read for Health is a language arts-based nutrition and physical activity education curriculum for pre-K and elementary school students.

Champions for Healthy Kids is a training for Out of School Youth program providers to learn how to incorporate nutrition and physical activity into their after school programs.

To learn more about the Champions for Healthy Kids training and view program promotionals, visit here.