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Washington State University Nutrition Program

Curricula

The following curricula listed in the 2017 SNAP-Ed curriculum list were developed by WSU Food $ense, and are currently in the process of being updated. Revised versions of are expected to be available on this site in the Summer of 2016.

Energize Your Life! Gardening for a Healthier You (Adult)

Energize Your Life: Gardening for a Healthier You
Gardening for A Healthy You! is a series of five nutrition lessons taught in conjunction with seasonal gardening topics for adult learners. The lessons include nutrition and healthy living topics that support the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The three sections of the curriculum provide the educator with 1) the Curriculum Overview, 2) The Lessons, and 3) additional Resources (optional handouts). The Participant Workbook includes all handouts on gardening, nutrition, and community resources. It can be printed as individual documents or as a booklet. The latter is recommended to reduce the occurrence of misplaced reference sheets which may be used throughout the series.

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Grazin’ with Marty Moose (Grade 2)

Marty Moose CoverOriginally developed by the Cent$ible Nutrition Program (University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension) as Grazin’ the Pyramid with Marty Moose, Grazin’ with Marty Moose was expanded and nutrition content was simplified to target second grade students in Washington State. We found the lovable character of Marty Moose, plus the lesson activities and introduction to accepting “differences” truly inspiring and perfect for engaging imaginative second graders. Together, Marty and the natural setting of the forest with its plants and animals provided a storybook backdrop on which to lay a foundation for understanding that basic nutrition, physical activity, and valuing differences are natural and vital for healthy, happy living.

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Marty Moose Curriculum (Draft)

MyPlate in Practice (Grade 3)

MyPlate in Practice CoverMyPlate in Practice is a 3rd grade nutrition curriculum developed by WSU Extension Food $ense. It emphasizes eating healthy to stay healthy, using MyPlate as a guide to help select nutritious foods at every meal.

Nutrition in Me (Grades 3 & 4)


Nutrition in Me is a nutrition curriculum for grades 3 and 4 developed by WSU Extension Chelan/Douglas/Okanogan County. There are six lessons for each grade. Lessons include physical activity and food tasting. Grade 3 emphasizes food safety, physical activity, whole grains, fruits, calcium-rich foods and protein. Grade 4 emphasizes MyPlate, label reading, breakfast, beverage choices, fast foods and media.

Plan, Shop, Save & Cook

Plan, Shop, Save & Cook CoverPlan, Shop, Save & Cook is an adult nutrition curriculum developed by the University of California’s CalFresh Nutrition Education Program and made available in Washington State by WSU Food$ense.

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Note: Distribution of this curriculum requires pre-approval from WSU SNAP-Ed. To request access, please contact Kathleen Manenica.

Read for Health (Grades 1 & 2)

Read for Health CoverThis curriculum was initially developed by the University of Maryland Extension, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). Aligned with a state- wide initiative to increase youth and adult literacy skills, particularly with low-income populations, Read for Health uses language arts as a method to teach nutrition and encourage physical activity and healthy eating. This program targets young children and adults in elementary schools, public libraries, child care and community centers.