Learn About Ag...Nutrition
This page serves as a collection of materials explaining the relationship between agriculture and nutrition education. Materials are tailored to age groups ranging from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Explore this variety of materials to help students discover the fundamentals of nutrition and the science behind growing nutritious food. All lessons and activities are aligned to the current California Education Standards, including Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
What's Growin' On?
Cultural Contributions to California Cuisine
This 16-page newspaper highlights the many agricultural products of California and where they originated from. Activities, trivia, readings, recipes, and graphics are sprinkled throughout providing a connection for every learner. Many activities are aligned to the Content Standards for California Public Schools.
Fruit and Vegetables for Health Unit
Newly updated to include the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Next Generation Science Standards, Fruits and Vegetables for Health contains five lessons designed to teach students about the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. Students will gain knowledge in geography, language arts, science, nutrition, and math as they learn about the process through which fruits and vegetables are transported from California farms to kitchen tables. Healthy eating is emphasized throughout. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Edible Plant Parts Unit
This unit allows students and teachers to examine the six basic plant parts—roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds—in a unique way. Through hands-on activities, students will learn about the different plant parts, as well as how to include fruits and vegetables into their daily meals as part of a healthy diet. Students will also learn about California agriculture and the people who produce our food.
Learn about the top three ag commodities in each California county with this California Grows... Map.
Ag-Bites are bite-sized activities for bringing agriculture into your classroom. These three Ag-Bite activities feature nutrition activities.
Fact and Activity Sheet Set
California produces more than 400 different agricultural commodities, providing an abundance of fruits, vegetables, nuts, milk, nursery plants, flowers, fiber and livestock. According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, our state produces nearly half of US-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. Many crops enjoyed across the country are produced exclusively in California. Each sheet in this set introduces an agricultural commodity, plant nutrient or agricultural topic. Additionally, the sheets provide ideas for using this information in a lesson or activity.
from Farm to Fork Workbook
This unit allows students and teachers to examine food safety—in a unique way. Through hands-on activities, students will learn about the different food safety concerns, as well as how to solve or aid in preventing food borne illnesses.
Food and Farm Facts
By American Farm Bureau
American Farm Bureau Food and Farm Facts features facts about food in America, how it is grown and who produces it.
Fruit and Vegetable Photo Cards
California Department of Education Fruit and Vegetable Photo Cards
This set of beautiful photo cards encourages students to eat more fruits and vegetables. The front of each card displays a beautiful photo of the fruit or vegetable with its name in English and in Spanish (when available). On the reverse is a bar graph displaying an analysis of nutrients, suggested serving size, and other information.
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