Low Income schools in San Francisco can receive additional nutrition education curricula by contacting the regional coordinator for Children’s Power Play! and University of California Cooperative Extension representative.
Resources for grades PreK – middle school:
Jennifer Gabet, MPH, RD
Nutrition Program Manager
University of California Cooperative Extension
Resources for grades 4 and 5 and afterschool:
Bay Area Children's Power Play! Campaign Coordinator
Integrate nutrition and physical activity throughout your day and link to other curricular areas
Provides grade specific nutrition lessons, parent/caregiver handouts and other resources on the new nutrition plan.
Dairy Council of California
Offers teachers free K-8 grade nutrition education curriculum. Provides newsletters, personal nutrition and fitness planners, and nutrition handouts for parents/students in English and Spanish.
Healthy Kids Resource Center
Borrow health education materials for free. Research summaries, school health laws, programs and links to health education websites are also available.
Eat Smart. Play Hard
Gives practical suggestions that will help motivate children and their caregivers to eat healthy and be active. The site also has materials in Spanish.
Harvest of the Month
This site was developed by the state’s Network for a Healthy California program and has numerous downloadable resources for educators and parents/guardians, highlighting fruit & vegetables.
California Project Lean
Provides lesson plans aimed at grades 9 – 12, newsletters, international recipes, articles and consumer materials in English and Spanish. “Bright Ideas” section highlights effective school and community based programs and strategies.
USDA Nutrition Site
Provides information on the new Food Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines. Go to Educational Resources for links to other nutrition education sites, fact sheets, and tips.
Nutrition Education Project
San Francisco Unified School District
Student, Family, and Community Support Department
1515 Quintara San Francisco, CA 94116
PH: (415) 242-2615 FAX: (415) 242-2618