Direct Education


Strategies

Strategies for Direct Education

Strategy 16:

Provide evidence-based healthy eating and active living education in support of policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to eligible audiences in eligible community sites to promote consumption of healthy foods and beverages and active lifestyles.

Resources

Resources for Direct Education

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Eat in Season Flyers

Posted on November 14, 2017

Use these guides to find which fruits and vegetables are in season in Arizona. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall are all included in this zipped file.

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Botany on Your Plate

Posted on November 1, 2017

Curriculum Description

 

Botany on Your Plate is a life science unit that inspires children to explore the fascinating realm of plants we eat. Every lesson begins with plant tastings that spark curiosity, interesting question, and social dialogue to fuel the learning process. This inquiry approach engages children as botanists observing and collecting data, discussing findings, and reflecting on what they learn as they study edible roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds.

 

Audience:

Grades K-4

Number of Lessons:

8

Lesson Length:

30-60 minutes

Common Core:

No

Language:

English

Price:

$21.95

Embedded Assessment:

No

 

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines

Lessons #1 and #8 are recommended. Lessons #2-7 are required. The lessons are designed to be implemented in sequence. These lessons are not stand alone.  Lessons can be taught in 30 minutes, but 60 minutes is recommended.

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Grow, Eat, Thrive

Posted on November 1, 2017

Curriculum Description

 

Grow, Eat, Thrive is a simple to use curriculum that partners nutrition, container gardening and physical activity to teach children about the benefits of fruits, vegetables and daily exercise. By planning, growing, and caring for a garden, students experience the full process of bringing food to their table and learning the importance of making sound choices for long-term health benefits.  There are three grade-appropriate versions of the Grow, Eat, Thrive curriculum.

 

Audience:

Grades K-1; Grades 2-3; Grades 4-5

Number of Lessons:

8-9 (depending on grade level)

Lesson Length:

45 minutes

Common Core:

Yes

Language:

English

Price:

$25.00*

Embedded Assessment:

No

 

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines

The lessons are designed to be implemented in sequence. These lessons are not stand alone. Introductory Lessons and Unit Projects are required and included in the lesson count above.

 

 

*After payment, curriculum will be sent electronically as a series of PDF files. So, it is only necessary to purchase one per agency or organization.

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Learn, Grow, Eat & Go!

Posted on November 1, 2017

Curriculum Description

 

Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! (LGEG) is a 10-week unit of study (two lessons per week) that is hands-on, multi-faceted, and academically rich. It combines the interdisciplinary elements of nutrition, garden science, physical activity, food preparation, and fresh vegetable tastings to improve the health and wellness of children, families, and the school community.

 

Audience:

Grades 2-5

Number of Lessons:

20

Lesson Length:

Varies from 15-60 minutes; most lessons are 30-45 minutes

Common Core:

No

Language:

English (handouts in English and Spanish)

Price:

$52.00 (set of 5 featured children’s books available for an additional $50)

Embedded Assessment:

No

 

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines

  • The lessons are designed to be implemented in sequence. These lessons are not stand alone.
  • This curriculum guides each class in planning and planting a garden. The size of the garden may be modified according to the curriculum.
  • At least six food exposures are recommended. Two Garden Kitchen recipe demonstrations are recommended. Ten Go Strong classroom exercises are recommended (one per week).  “Growing further” lesson extensions are optional.
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Brighten the Family Table - Veggie & Fruit Journal

Posted on September 13, 2017

In an effort to brighten your table, we've supplied you with a weekly journal to keep track of your vegetables and fruits. Simply check off the boxes and try to eat a variety of vegetables and fruits to brighten your day.

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Brighten the Family Table - Color By Numbers Activity Sheet_Elementary Age

Posted on September 13, 2017

We need your help to make the family talbe brighter! Add some color to the drawing by filling in the numbered areas with the matching colors.

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Brighten the Family Table - Let's Play the Matching Game_Preschool Age

Posted on September 13, 2017

Vegetables and Fruits come in many different colors. Your job is to draw a line and connect each food group with the matching color. Are you ready to brighten the family table?

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Fruits and Veggies - Name that Vegetable or Fruit Activity Sheet

Posted on September 13, 2017

Can you guess the names and what food group the pictures belong to?

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Fruits and Veggies - Maze to a Healthy Plate Activity Sheet

Posted on September 13, 2017

Help the vegetables and fruits find their way to the plate in the center of the maze!

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Fruits and Veggies -Hunting for Arizona Vegetables and Fruits Word Search_Adults

Posted on September 13, 2017

Arizona Vegetables and Fruits Word Search Activity Sheet designed for Adults.

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Key Contacts for Direct Education

Ryan Lang

Ryan Lang

AZ Health Zone Active Living Specialist
602-542-7519
ryan.lang@azdhs.gov
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