The Show-Me-Nutrition curriculum reinforces behaviors that support a healthy weight for kids. The curriculum is a sequential nutrition education curriculum intended for pre-K through grade 8. It supports Missouri's School Wellness Policy and meets the State of Missouri's Show Me educational standards for health and physical education. Activities align with Communication Arts GLEs and reinforce math skills.
Educators with the University of Missouri provided feedback.
This curriculum set has been specifically designed for each grade. It incorporates skill building activities that teach children how to purchase, store and prepare foods safely. They recognize how to use food labels and are encouraged to eat a variety of foods from each group. The importance of physical activity, body acceptance, and understanding media influence on food choice are also addressed. Basic lessons about food safety help children understand how to practice good personal hygiene, sanitation and safe food handling. Questions and answers for the assessment are also included. In addition, lessons include family newsletters that can be copied and sent home.