FIVE FOR LIFE® Nutrition Curriculum materials are designed to teach students important nutrition concepts through fun activities and teaching materials that engage students in learning while moving. Nutrition plays a key role in the growth and development of children. Children are bombarded with food advertisements everywhere they go. Understanding sound nutritional information is vital in making healthy choices at school, home and in the community. While FIVE FOR LIFE® Nutrition Curriculum materials are aligned with FIVE FOR LIFE® Physical Education Curriculum, they can also be used independently. The activities in the handbooks provide a progression of content appropriate for all students in grades K-12.
The activities and resources within the Nutrition Kit allow teachers to deliver important nutritional concepts such as: MyPlate, food groups, recommended daily amounts, balanced diet, energy content of foods, the role of vitamins and minerals and weight management.
Fishin' for Nutrition is a comprehensive nutrition program that teaches nutrition concepts through movement-based activities. Each activity uses specially designed fishing poles to improve small motor movements. The kit includes 288 Food Cards with images of a variety of foods from each food group plus sometimes foods and a Fishin' for Nutrition Handbook containing pages of nutrition information that provides detailed nutrition information in an easy to read format.
These materials can be used with the Nutrition Kit and Fishin’ for Nutrition Kit or purchased separately to use in teacher-created games and activities.