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Building a Healthy Plate: Cooking with Whole Grains

Are you working toward increasing whole grain consumption in children who attend child care?

The curriculum is
available for $30.

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Are you looking for a lesson plan that will help you teach child care providers about whole grains? If so, then Building a Healthy Plate: Cooking with Whole Grains is for you!

About the Program

Building a Healthy Plate: Cooking with Whole Grains is an effective three-hour training to increase the knowledge and skills of child care providers to prepare and serve more whole grain foods to the children in their care. The training uses adult learning principles such as peer sharing, taste testing, hands-on activities, and goal setting. As a result of this training, child care providers will:

About the Curriculum

Start teaching this program today by purchasing the curriculum for $30.

All of the resources are web-based. Purchasing the curriculum grants you access to the Building a Healthy Plate: Cooking with Whole Grains Trainer’s Website, a “one-stop shop” for all things related to the program. On this site you will gain access to the trainer’s guide, handouts and teaching aids, and additional information related to whole grain consumption in child care.

Want to learn more about the curriculum? See these samples.

Read more about the development of this curriculum in the related research article, Cooking with Whole Grains for Child Care Providers (Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior).

For more information, contact Mary Schroeder (hedin007@umn.edu; 507-337-2817).

Related Resources

Updated Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns: Child and Adult MealsUnited States Department of Agriculture — Get more information about the USDA update.

Healthy School Environments — Join us in making every school a healthy environment for Minnesota's children.

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