Show Me Nutrition is a comprehensive nutrition curriculum that teaches youths from preschool through junior high how to have a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum supports Missouri’s Show Me Educational Standards (adapted from the National Health Standards) and supports grade level expectations for math and communication arts, where appropriate. Several important health themes are taught in each grade level, such as nutrition, food safety, physical activity, media influence and body image, and the grade levels are designed for continuity. Age-appropriate content, activities and handouts make learning about healthy eating fun for students in all grade levels. The preschool through fifth grade curricula include family newsletters that help family members and caregivers support learning from each grade level. Each curriculum includes handouts to reinforce lesson content with families and caregivers. Below is a sample of the newsletters in English and Spanish.
Show Me Nutrition Lesson 1 — Spanish version
Show Me Nutrition Lesson 2 — Spanish version
To see a full list of the newsletters by grade level, please visit the newsletters page on the University of Missouri Extension website.