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Fuel For Life 

FFL materials

Fuel for Life is grounded in the Social Cognitive Theory and Theory of Planned Behavior. The program focuses on mindful movement, mindful eating, goal setting,  and food preparation skills. The interactive curriculum consists of PowerPoint slides, in-class activities, recipe activities, student workbooks, and recipe videos, covering the following 8 lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Cooking Basics
  • Lesson 2: Nutrition Basics
  • Lesson 3: Bowl Meals
  • Lesson 4: Snack Smart
  • Lesson 5: Eating Out
  • Lesson 6: Fuel with a Purpose
  • Lesson 7: Microwave Meals
  • Lesson 8: Handheld Meals

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Camp, Cook, Play!

camp cook play materials

Youth ages 8-12 will have fun in a summer camp setting where they will learn about MyPlate and the five food groups, kitchen and food safety practices and physical activity. This curriculum is developed to positively affect five key health behaviors:

  • Increase the youth’s knowledge of human nutrition;
  • Increase the variety of foods in the youth’s daily diet;
  • Improve the youth’s ability to select low-cost, nutritious foods for meals and snacks;
  • Improve food preparation and food safety practices to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses; and
  • Increase daily physical activity

Teen Cuisine

teen cuisine

  • Teen Cuisine, developed by Virginia Cooperative Extension, is designed to teach youth from grades 6 to 12 important life skills to promote optimal health – both in the present and in the future. The curriculum addresses key concepts about nutrition, food preparation and cooking, food safety, and physical activity using approaches and strategies that enhance learning and behavior change among teens.
  • Teen Cuisine aligns with the Healthful Living – Health Education NC Standard Course of Study for Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Show Me Nutrition

show me nutrition

  • Show Me Nutrition (SMN) is a nutrition education program for youth developed by Michigan State University. Youth participants engage in age appropriate, interactive activities. The program promotes healthy eating, positive body image, physical activity and food safety. Through each interesting and fun nutrition class, students gain the skills necessary to make healthy lifestyle choices.
  • NC EFNEP, with permission from Show Me Nutrition, adapted the curriculum to align with the Healthful Living – Health Education NC Standard Course of Study for Nutrition and Physical Activity. Below is a description of each lesson and its alignment with the standards.

3rd Grade – Building My Body
4th Grade – Choosing Foods for Me
5th Grade – Exploring the Food Groups