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Nutrition and Food Safety Education

Nutrition and food safety is important at every age.  On this page, find nutrition and food safety curricula, lesson plans, and activities to teach audiences of various ages.

Preschool to Elementary School

Team Nutrition Cooks! Scrambled Eggs With Spinach Video: Watch two children learn how to cook scrambled eggs. 

Activities
Lessons

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service; Institute of Child Nutrition.

HHS. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Head Start.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Michigan State University Extension.

Oregon State University Extension Service.

University of Minnesota Extension.

Washington State SNAP & SNAP-Ed.

California Department of Education.

Florida Department of Health. Child Care Food Program.

FoodMASTER.

Iowa Department of Health. SNAP-Ed.

National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization; Utah State University. National Center for Agricultural Literacy.

Partnership for Food Safety Education.

Tufts University. ChildObesity180.

University of California, Berkeley. The Lawrence Hall of Science.

University of California, Davis. Center for Nutrition in Schools.

Middle to High School

Start Smart with Breakfast Video: Teach students about the importance of eating breakfast.

Activities

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

HHSFood and Drug Administration.

Nebraska Extension.

Oregon State University Extension.

University of Maryland Extension.

National Science Digital Library.

Lessons

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service; Institute of Child Nutrition.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. Team Nutrition.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 

University of Illinois Extension.

Washington State SNAP & SNAP-Ed.

Edible Schoolyard Project.

FoodMASTER.

National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization; Utah State University. National Center for Agricultural Literacy.

Oregon Health & Science University. School of Medicine. The Moore Institute.

The Food Timeline.

University of California, Davis. Center for Nutrition in Schools.

Adults and Older Adults

Start Simple With MyPlate Video: Learn how to make healthy eating choices using MyPlate nutrition tips.

Activities

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Oregon State University Extension.

University of Maryland Extension.

Washington State University Extension.

Lessons

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. SNAP-Ed Connection.

HHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute.

HHS. Food and Drug Administration.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Library of Medicine.

HHS. Public Health Service. Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service.

Colorado State University Extension.

Iowa State University Extension.

University of Maryland Extension.

University of Missouri Extension. Family Nutrition Education Programs.

Washington State SNAP & SNAP-Ed.

FoodMASTER.

PennState University.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Food Science and Human Nutrition Program.

Educator Resources

View health program development, implementation, and promotion materials from federal agencies.
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Nutritionist leading a healthy eating class for adults.

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