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Oakland Eats Garden Fresh

Teachers play an important role in delivering nutrition education in the classroom during the school day. We regularly depend on teachers to implement the nutrition education materials that we supply and the nutrition interventions that we promote. Here are some examples of champion teachers who made nutrition education in the classroom come to life for students!

Thanks to both Ms Wolak’s and Ms Rodriguez’s classroom assignment to write essays with a healthy prompt, three 5th graders, all from ICS, took home the top three prizes in the fifth annual Bay Area Dietetic Association’s Essay Contest 2010.

Thanks to Ms Manning at Lakeview, 2nd grade students were surprised at how much butternut squash tastes like cantaloupe, and they asked for more!

Thanks to Ms Swenson at Fruitvale, kindergarten students learned about their five senses, and they used their senses with the Harvest of the Month produce taste tests.

Thanks to Ms Gant at Hoover, kindergarten students about descriptive words, used them with fruits and vegetables, and as a class, created a cool poster to hang in their school cafeteria.

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Nutrition Services’ school team has created an exciting series of nutrition education programs and campaigns for teachers, students and parents at select schools in the Oakland Unified School District. Our materials for teachers reinforce the importance of eating a good healthy breakfast as well as the health dangers associated with unhealthy snacking. The campaigns include colorful classroom posters, flyers and handouts for students and their parents, and educational games that help teach the importance of healthy eating. To see examples that can assist teachers with curriculum planning and lesson development, click on the links below.


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