Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit*. Curriculum focuses on encouraging students to consume more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, through the use of hands-on activities, food demonstrations, and tastings. Topics include food groups and farmer’s markets, where food comes from, family meals, food variety, water, the environment, whole grains, and energy balance. An appendix is provided, which consists of additional web-based resources, and information on food allergies and classroom food safety.
University of Maryland Extension educators across the state of Maryland taught the curriculum (both FSNE and FCS) and UMD’s School of Public Health team conducted the evaluation.
* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.