Nutrition for Teachers!

Students must be healthy to learn…
but they also need to learn to be healthy.

We encourage and support health and nutrition education in the classroom. Teaching nutrition to students will help them to grow and learn to their fullest potential and we believe it is the key to promoting lifelong health and wellness. Nutrition Education establishes the basic skills for making healthy eating and lifestyle choices that will carry them into adulthood.

Our school’s breakfast and lunch programs help students to establish the healthy eating habits that they need to grow, learn and play. School lunches contain 1/3 of the recommended daily nutrient allowance and school meals include nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and calcium rich low fat milk.

Nutrition Glossary


Nutrition Resource Materials for the Classroom

Guide to Good Eating Nutrition Glossary image
Mind and Body – 50 activities for the Elementary Classroom
Tips for Teachers – Physical Activity

Super Crew!

Lesson plans by SuperKids Nutrition Founder, Registered Dietitian, and Creator of the Super Crew®, Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RD CDE


Activities for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Picture to Letter Matching Andy’s Super Foods! Penny’s Speed Race
Grades 1-2 Grades 3-4 Grades 5-6 Grades 7-8
Consonant Super Food Crack the Code – Math Vegetables Logic Puzzle Vegetables Quiz
Fill in Missing Consonants Food Group Word Search Fruit Salad Logic Puzzle Nutrition Label Comparison
Abracadabra! Matching Super Foods A – Z Estimation Activity
Food Label Sugar Mystery


10 Tips

SuperKids MyPlate Lesson

MyPlate 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

SuperKids MyPlate Lesson Plan Choose My Plate Healthy Eating For Vegetarians
SuperKids MyPlate PP Lesson Add More Vegetables Smart Shopping
SuperKids My Plate Activity Sheet Liven Up Your Meals
SuperKids Teacher Directed Activities Cards Make Half Your Grains Whole Kid Friendly Veggies And Fruits
SuperKids MyPlate Serving Size Cards Got Your Dairy Today Be A Healthy Role model
SuperKids MyPlate Portion Size Card Protein Foods Cut Back On Sweet Treats
Build A Healthy Meal Salt And Sodium

Raisin Lesson Plan


Power Point Nutrition Lessons

Learn to Read a Nutrition Label

Integrating Nutrition and Fitness into Curriculum Click on the “Label Guy” icon and download a complete lesson from the USDA on how to read a Nutrition Label, includes fun animations and interactive quiz questions. Label Man
Learning about Trans Fat
5 a Day the Color Way with Fruits and Veggies
Learning about Whole Grains
Learning about Disease Prevention


Focus On Girl’s Health

Girl’s Health Focus – Calcium Calcium and Bone Health Worksheet
Girl’s Health Focus – Iron Iron Health Worksheet
Girl’s Health Focus – Get Active Get Active Worksheet

Activity Sheets

“Learn about Fruits”


Teacher Resource Center

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Activity Sheets

“Learn about Veggies”

Learn about Veggies