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Food Smarts

Posted on October 21, 2020

Curriculum Description
Interactive, learner-centered curriculum for nutrition educator bringing programs to low-income audiences. Ideally a recipe is prepared during each lesson.

Audience: Grades 3rd-12th
Number of Lessons: 5-6
Lesson Length: About 60-90 minutes
Common Core: No
Language: English
Price: TBD
Embedded Assessment: Yes

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines
Food Smarts curriculum provides four options for lesson plans: five 60-minute lessons, five 90-minute lessons, six 60-minute lessons, or six 90-minute lessons. You may choose which lesson plan you would like to follow for your particular group, however lessons in the selected plan must be taught in sequence (not stand alone). Leah's Pantry facilitator training is required.
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FY2021 Approved Curriculum List

Posted on October 7, 2020

Approved Direct Education Curriculum List for FY2021
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Around the Table Nourishing Families (Caregiver)

Posted on October 7, 2020

Curriculum Description
Holistic, trauma-sensitive nutrition education workshop based curricula designed for teens, young adults or parents/caregivers of children to spend time cooking, sharing and exploring how to best nourish body and mind.

Audience: Adults
Number of Lessons: 6
Lesson Length: About 90 minutes
Common Core: N/A
Language: English & Spanish
Price: TBD
Embedded Assessment: Yes

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines
Around the Table curriculum consists of six lessons, to be taught in sequence (not stand alone). Kitchen or facility with room for hands-on food preparation required. Facilitator training required prior to implementing. Two facilitators are recommended. Adult DE evaluation is required for FY21.
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Around the Table (Youth/High School)

Posted on October 7, 2020

Curriculum Description
Holistic, trauma-sensitive nutrition education workshop based curricula designed for teens, young adults or parents/caregivers of children to spend time cooking, sharing and exploring how to best nourish body and mind.

Audience: High School
Number of Lessons: 6
Lesson Length: About 90 minutes
Common Core: No
Language: English
Price: TBD
Embedded Assessment: Yes

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines
Around the Table curriculum consists of six lessons, to be taught in sequence (not stand alone). Kitchen or facility with room for hands-on food preparation required. Facilitator training required prior to implementing. Two facilitators are recommended.
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Seed to Supper

Posted on October 1, 2018

Curriculum Description

Seed to Supper is a six week classroom-based beginning gardening curriculum developed by Oregon Food Bank in collaboration with Oregon State University Extension. The goal of the program is to increase food security of low-income audiences by providing training in beginning vegetable gardening. The curriculum uses structured PowerPoint slide sets, a participant workbook, and time for instructor/student Q&A. Materials to train volunteer teachers from the community are also provided.

 

Audience:

Adults and Seniors

Number of Lessons:

6

Lesson Length:

About 2 hours

Common Core:

N/A

Language:

English

Price:

Free

Embedded Assessment:

Yes

 

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines

Seed to Supper lessons are not stand-alone and must be taught in the sequence provided. Participants should be provided with the course booklet plus additional resources educators use to supplement their teaching. The pre- and post-program survey included in the curriculum is required. The curriculum is flexible to meet participants' needs. For example, there is a presentation on container gardening that may be useful to urban gardeners.

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Physical Activity Kit (PAK)

Posted on September 20, 2018

The PAK is based on best and promising practices to increase physical activity. The PAK toolkit can be used in schools, communities, worksites, Head Start programs, elderly centers, and youth programs. The goal of the PAK is to increase the time American Indians and Alaskan Natives spend in medium to high physical activity for all ages across the lifespan. While the activities have been field tested to be culturally appropriate for Native communities, others might find PAK useful in their community.

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Junior Master Gardener - Level 2

Posted on September 17, 2018

Curriculum Description

The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Level 2 Operation Thistle module allows students to participate in novel, hands-on activities focusing on Plant Growth and Development. Students will work as a group to complete lessons in each of learning concepts in the guide then work independently to complete activities which are found within the mission briefs and mission option pages. JMG Level Two combines Teacher/Leader Guide and reproducible pages of independent student “handbook” activities into a single book. This premier program encourages youth to take part service projects in their community.

 

Audience:

Grades 6-8

Number of Lessons:

12 Chapters

Lesson Length:

30-45 minutes

Common Core:

No

Language:

English

Price:

$40

Embedded Assessment:

No

 

Curriculum Implementation Guidelines

Lessons may be used individually as stand-alone lessons. The program can be implemented in schools, after-school programs, or other groups interested in young gardeners. Teaching multiple activities within a teaching concept is recommended. Please note: JMG Level 2 Operation Water is not approved for AZ Health Zone use.

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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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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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Key Contacts for Direct Education

Jennie Altman

Jennie Altman

Nutrition Specialist
602-364-3212
jennie.altman@azdhs.gov