Food provides educators with a nutritional content area that is relevant to students from all cultures. The importance of providing nutrition education to students for overall health and learning cannot be overstated. This module offers educators suggestions on how to integrate taste testing, cooking, and nutrition education into academic lessons and classroom activities while reinforcing the California Common Core State Standards and the Health Education Content Standards using 21st Century learning strategies.
THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente. The four-part series is on YouTube. Please find the links to the series below.
Using data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), this report examines variations in the prevalence of obesity, as well as income and racial/ethnic disparities, between 2001 and 2011-2012. It also examines health behaviors related to obesity and neighborhood environmental factors that can contribute to or mitigate obesity risk.
This study was developed with funding from The California Endowment.
CalFresh (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) is a federally mandated, state-supervised, and county-operated government entitlement program that provides monthly food benefits to assist low-income households in purchasing the food they need to maintain adequate nutritional levels.
This “Growing Healthy Students” Guide has a wealth of resources, including information about cooking in the classroom, tasting fruits and vegetables, and the connection to good health including discussing the Social-Ecological Model with students.
The official home of the Common Core State Standards, hosted and maintained by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center). It provides parents, educators, policymakers, journalists, and others easy access to the actual standards, as well as supporting information and resources.