Pick a better snackTM Lessons for Classroom Teachers

The lessons below are designed to be delivered by classroom teachers participating in the Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program. They complement lessons and tastings provided by your school's nutrition education coordinator. They do not need to be taught in a specific order. Review all five lessons for the grade you teach and determine which order makes sense for your students.

Remember, the Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program requires, at minimum, monthly nutrition education. These lessons should be taught during any month your nutrition education coordinator does not provide nutrition education; or if a nutrition educator will visit your class every month, please teach these lessons as your schedule allows. Alignment with the Iowa Core Curriculum is described at the beginning of each lesson.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

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