LifeSPAN programs in four area elementary schools:
Brimley Elementary School
Rudyard Elementary School
Ojibwe Charter School
Three Lakes Academy
Cooking with Kids is direct education experience preparing and tasting healthy foods through an evidence based curriculum. The Nutrition Facilitator teaches 6 lessons that will help increase the probability that students will eat more fruits and vegetables. Students in grades K-3 will participate in fruit or vegetable taste testing lessons which incorporate math, botany, social studies and literacy. In addition to the taste testing lessons, the 4-5/6 grade students will learn to cook with the featured fruit or vegetable. The hands-on cooking and tasting lessons promote affordable healthy foods through fruits and vegetables that grow in Michigan.
In elementary schools, the Nutrition Facilitator models free or low-cost physical activities (FitBits™ and Rec-Connect™ PA demonstrations) and discusses the importance of nutrition and physical activity together.
Lesson One: Exploring Fruits and Vegetables
Lesson Three: Beans
Lesson Four: Dried Fruit
Lesson Five: Asparagus
Lesson Six: Stone Fruit
Lesson Make-Up (Due to snow days, etc.): April & May