NC State Extension

2nd Grade

Steps to Health’s 2nd Grade School program consists of 9 sessions that are designed to educate and inspire North Carolina children to eat smart. Hands-on activities, games, and physical activity are incorporated into each lesson. Each 30-45 minute lesson includes a taste test of either a snack that the student can make after school or a healthy meal that parents can make for dinner.

All participants are awarded a certificate of participation at the completion of the program. Recipes and nutrition and physical activity handouts are sent home to the parents. Evaluation of the lessons includes a pre and post survey, and feedback from parents and teachers.

The curriculum was developed by Carolyn Dunn, Ph.D., Jenni Albright, MPH, RD, Lindsay Goolsby, MS, RD, and Jenelle Wass, MS, RD, LDN.


Site Eligibility

Schools participating in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program. The school building must have at least 50% of students receiving a free or reduced meal. Confirm that the school qualifies using the below list.

School Eligibility