• 2019-2020 LifeSPAN YEAR

    10-1-19 through 9-30-20

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    (Life Sustaining Physical Activity and Nutrition) 


    WHAT IS LifeSPAN?  Life S.P.A.N. is a program funded under SNAP-Ed (the education portion of supplemental nutrition assistance program from the USDA). In this program, nutrition facilitators will work with classroom teachers to implement Fruit and Vegetable centered curriculum for all students PreK-5. In grades K-3, the students will learn about nutrition through taste testing fruits and vegetables. The 4-5/6 students will learn how to cook while learning the broad nutrition concepts of fruits and vegetables. In addition to the K-5 classes, we program in GSRP/Head Start preschool classrooms.  "Grow it, Try it, Like it" is the preschool curriculum, which introduces one fruit or vegetable each session while teaching the students nutrition and the importance of being physically active.  

    What Classroom Teachers Can Expect: Nutrition facilitators will work with K-5/6 classroom teachers of participating schools to schedule six tasting/cooking lessons each school year. The tasting lessons in the K-3 classrooms will be 1 hour long and the cooking lessons in the 4-5/6 classrooms will be 1.5 hours. These lessons will be a supplement to help reiterate concepts students learn in the Michigan Model for Health. Classroom teachers can view correlation documents for each lesson that will include correlations for CCSS ELA and Math as well as Social Studies and Science GLCES. The nutrition facilitator who teaches in preschool will provide a 45 minute to 1 hour session which entails an age appropriate read aloud, fruit or vegetable tasting activities and a physical activity  

    **Training will be offered to teachers who need to be refreshed in the Michigan Model for Health Curriculum, or to teachers new to Michigan Model.

    This project was funded in whole or in part by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Fitness Foundation.
     This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Last Modified on November 26, 2019