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Toolkits and resources

These activities and lesson plans will help nutrition educators, dietitians, nutritionists, nurses, diabetes educators, school teachers, and others interested in promoting health education and increasing physical activity.

Toolkits | Resources and Activities | Curricula and Lesson Plans


Accepting EBT at Minnesota Farmers Markets — Check out this handy guide on accepting EBT cards at farmers markets in Minnesota.

Great Trays® Toolkit for School Foodservice — Tools to plan kid-tested menus, save money on food purchasing, and "nudge" students toward healthier choices.

Power of Produce (PoP) Club — Get all the materials and resources you need to successfully start a PoP Club at your local farmers market.

Project breakFAST toolkit — Access guidelines, templates, and more to get your school breakfast program started and make it successful.

Curricula and lesson plans

Families cooking vegetables together — Teach this hands-on cooking and nutrition program for parents and their children between the ages of 9 and 12 years old.

Building a healthy plate: Cooking with whole grains — Teach an effective three-hour training to child care providers so they are have the knowledge and skills to prepare and serve more whole grain foods to the children in their care.

Cooking is a SNAP — Find out about the culinary nutrition education course where participants practice food preparation skills to make cooking and eating at home easier and more rewarding.

Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners — Free downloadable curriculum for nutrition educators to teach basic nutrition to those who are learning the English language or have low literacy.

Lesson Plans for Teaching About Purchasing Food (PDF) — Sample lesson plans and worksheets for teaching about purchasing food on a budget. Uses components of the Dollar Works 2 education program.

Resources and activities

Energizers for Nutrition Education — Short group activity ideas for educators to get participants of all ages moving in a class, conference, or business meeting environment. Training is available on Classroom Energizers.

Healthy & Fit on the Go — A series of 20 tip sheets with ideas to stay healthy and fit when away from home.

Related resources

Eat Smart, Live Strong: Nutrition Education for Older AdultsSNAP-Ed Connection; United States Department of Agriculture — Nutrition education for older adults designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds.

Maintaining Participation of Older Adults in Community-Based Physical Activity Programs (PDF)National Council on Aging — This issue covers motivating, recruiting, and reengaging older adults in community-based physical activity programs.

Cooking Up Community: Nutrition Education in Emergency Food ProgramsWhyHunger — Resources and information about innovative nutrition education programming by organizations around the country. These models can serve as examples and inspiration to create new programming or as sources for collaboration and ideas.

Healthy Food Bank Hub Feeding America, Kids Eat Right, and National Dairy Council — Evaluated recipes, strategies, assessments, and evaluations for nutrition education professionals.

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