UPDATED AND EXPANDED 3/17/22
"Meal Planning for Kids" - Food and Nutrition Curriculum was written by a master's degree-level Registered Dietitian to teach kids important health science and nutrition principles that meet scholastic requirements and build life-long skills.
Kids also develop research and writing skills, critical thinking, and budgeting while completing this curriculum.
LOTS of hands-on, practical activities are included in this 200+ page curriculum package.
UPDATED AND EXPANDED TO OVER 200 PAGES
Activities include real-life skills. For example, how to pick the best, most nutritious foods, at the best price, while at the real supermarket. Kids will also learn what goes on behind the scenes at the grocery store, what influences prices, and more.
Once kids complete this course, they will be proficient at planning a menu for an entire family.
Plus, this curriculum assists kids in gaining valuable experience working as a team.
"Meal Planning for Kids" is appropriate for preschoolers, elementary, middle, and high schoolers.
So, if you have multiples, "Meal Planning for Kids" is an economical way to meet health science requirements for all the kids in your family, pre-K through 12th grade.
High school kids (9th-12th grade) who spend at least 150 hours completing this course (which is absolutely possible considering the amount of work included), will earn 1 full unit of high school credit.
Below are the objectives that will be met when completing this course:
1. Students will successfully plan a healthy, balanced 2-day menu for a family of
2. Students will learn how to weigh at least 3 different fresh fruits and vegetables in
3. Students will compare prices, quality, and nutritional value of fresh, frozen and
canned fruits and vegetables.
4. Students will compare prices, quality, and nutritional value of meat versus
nonmeat, white versus whole grains, and dairy versus nondairy milk.
5. Students will, as a team with other members of the family, create a finished
In the Meal Planning for Kids Full Semester Course:
6. Students will learn the benefits and disadvantages of fresh versus processed
8. Students will learn how food reaches their local market.
9. Students will practice Health Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math (STEAM), project-based learning skills.
10. Students will learn how to read a Nutrition Facts Label. And they will better
understand the importance of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, as well as the important role they play in good health.
11. Students will learn the difference between vitamins and minerals and important
roles each plays in good health.
Bonus activities include:
- Entire set of Updated FDA-created materials
- Supplemental Planning Activities and Forms Pack
- NEW Printable Inventory Sheet Templates to help with inventory
- Printable knife-board alphabet stickers
- How to write a 5-sentence paragraph and how to write a 5-paragraph essay
- Extra Label reading and Thrifty Food Plan activities
- And more
Meal Planning for Kids is a digital download/printable type course. 206+ pages Plus bonus files in a zip folder.
UPDATE 4/1/22 -18-week semester schedule (PowerPoint, editable) added to help with planning and organization.
UPDATES WILL BE REGULARLY ADDED - and price will go up, so grab it while you can.
NOTE THAT THE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL ARE THE SAME PRODUCT. YOU DON'T NEED TO PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE!
AmazingLearner - www.homeschoolingdietitianmom.com
"I am so excited to use this with my children ages 9-18. Having taught in the classroom, I can say the course absolutely can be used with children of all ages. There are coloring pages for the littles, activities for all ages, and research and writing assignments appropriate for the upper grades, including high school. The course is well-thought out, and Debbie’s professional experience shines through. I highly recommend this product!"
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