Steps to Health’s 3rd Grade School program consists of 9 sessions that are designed to educate and inspire young children across North Carolina 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, and Lindsay Hecht, MS, RD.
- 3rd Grade Info Sheet
- Attendance Form-Writable
- Program Schedule
- Food Riddles Cards
- Educator Feedback
- Teacher Feedback
- Schoolwide Healthy Environmental Supports
- Schoolwide Environmental Scan
- Certificate Template
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.