Growing Connections Curriculum
A Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education Curriculum
$30.00 (plus shipping)
The primary theme emphasized throughout 4-H Growing Connections is making healthy food choices. The curriculum is divided into five sections: Gardening, Food Safety, Nutrition, Food Security, and Food Preservation. Each section includes objectives, background information for the instructor, planned observations for evaluation, one to three lesson plans to choose from, and a list of supplies needed.
Specifically designed with the “outdoor classroom” in mind, lesson plans include fun, hands-on activities where students learn by doing. The curriculum is enriched by a variety of group building games and activities, cooking recipes and additional resources on gardening and nutrition education. The curriculum package includes a variety of evaluation tools such as ‘camera ready’ documents for recording observational and statistical data in addition to sample copies of the Fruit and Vegetable pre/post test. Additional copies of the pre/post test can be ordered separately.
4-H Growing Connections has been successfully used by school age child care education programs, organized 4-H and 4-H Cloverbud groups, special interest/short term programs, day camps, school enrichment programs, summer food service programs, parents, Master Gardeners, and adult volunteers. The written curriculum is designed for youth age 5-12, but can be adapted for older youth.
For more information on 4-H Growing Connections, contact coordinator Liz Kenton at EKenton@uvm.edu.
Last modified March 25 2010 09:16 AM