Seeds of Nutrition Grade 6

Students navigate their way to a healthy future in Seeds of Nutrition for Grade 6.  This research-based prevention curriculum prepares children to prioritize their personal health through a better understanding of the role their choices play on their health.

Students strengthen their ability to set and reach personal goals, plan their actions, evaluate their choices, and develop the skills to solve problems exploring how goals, peers, media, and family influence their decisions.  Students identify healthy sources of essential nutrients and navigate the role of peer influence on food expectations through healthy, pro-social strategies.

The scripted lesson design applies interactive activities to immerse the students in the learning.  The course presents the role of the five essential nutrients in healthy body function and health in addition to the benefits of hydration, rest, and exercise. 

Students join Nikita as she makes a healthy snack choice that will give her the nutrients she needs, design a creative and nutritious menu for the school’s food truck, Conscious Cravings, collaborate on an exercise social media challenge, and more in this fun and engaging curriculum. 

Coming Soon. Available Fall 2022

Curriculum Kit Item #S2600

$305.95


The Too Good toolkit includes everything you need to teach the lessons:

Your Seeds of Nutrition kit includes everything you need to teach the lessons:

  • Teacher Manual
  • 30 Student Workbooks
  • Lesson Resource Pack
  • Goal Setting Model Poster
  • Decision Making Model Poster
  • Food or Not Food? Display Cards
  • Peer Refusal Display Cards
  • Jerome & friends Role Play Script
  • Decision Making Role Play Script
  • Tommy's Pretzel Role Play Script
  • Snack Attack Role Play Script
  • Memory Lane Poster
  • Ready. Set. Goal! Game Board
  • Ready. Set. Goals! Activity Cards
  • Beverage Case Poster
  • Meal Ticket Activity Cards
  • Beverage Case Display Cards 
  • Up to Speed Poster
  • Quench Activity Cards
  • Jump Start Activity Cards
  • Pace Lap Answer Cards
  • Pace Lap Question Cards
  • Game Pieces w/ Die

Curriculum Features include:

  • Ten 50-minute fully scripted, research-based lessons conveniently presented in a tabbed spiral-bound book, making them easy to use and enjoyable to teach.
  • Comprehensive planner for each lesson with clearly-stated, measurable objectives, topic rationale, and allotted activity times.
  • Parent component, “Home Workout: Exercises for Adults and Kids,” to extend prevention skills and nutrition messages into the home.
  • Looking for More? Each lesson includes cross-curricular lesson extenders with suggestions for infusion, recommended reading, and additional activities for reinforcing important concepts and skills.
  • Assessment materials to measure student outcomes and process outcomes including implementation effectiveness and fidelity of implementation as well as student knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.
  • Comprehensive Pre-Training Component covering Character Education and Normative Education concepts, Nutrition Education primers, the course Logic Model, and guidance for facilitating discussions.
  • Seeds of Nutrition logic model including the program’s theory of change and the proven strategies incorporated into the lessons.
  • Strategies and methods to build family and school connections to engage all sectors to reinforce the healthy development of the students.

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How does Seeds of Nutrition Work?

Seeds of Nutrition is a universal nutrition education program that teaches character-based skills, attitudes, and behaviors to help elementary students differentiate feelings and actions, encourage respect between peers, and set and achieve personal health goals. 

Developing Self-Efficacy and Interpersonal Skills 

Seeds of Nutrition teaches the following self-efficacy and interpersonal skills which foster healthy development and academic success:

  • Setting Reachable Goals
  • Making Responsible Decisions
  • Identifying and Managing Emotions
  • Effective Communication
  • Bonding and Relationships 

Mitigates risk factors and builds protective factors

Seeds of Nutrition targets the risk factors associated with poor nutrition that can be positively affected in the classroom:

  • Favorable attitudes toward unhealthy foods 
  • Unfavorable attitudes to water consumption
  • Unfavorable attitudes towards exercise
  • Peers who engage in problem behavior

Seeds of Nutrition builds protection within the student to promote healthy eating and exercise by:

  • Providing opportunities for pro-social involvement
  • Establishing positive norms including healthy beliefs and clear standards
  • Promoting bonding to pro-social peers
  • Increasing personal and social skills

Understanding the Logic Model

The logic model for Seeds of Nutrition maps out the Theory of Change and
demonstrates graphically the assumptions that drive the learning and behavior change in the curriculum.
The logic model communicates an "if-then" message of what changes the program intends to produce. It helps
to make the connections among the target group, goals, strategies, objectives and planned program results
and lays out what the program is expected to achieve and how it is expected to work.

Logic Model

Theoretical Framework

The theoretical foundation of Seeds of Nutrition includes elements of the Social Learning Theory
(Bandura), Problem Behavior Theory (Jessor), and the Social Development Model (Hawkins et al.).
The 40 Developmental Assets (Search Institute) also contribute to the theory on which the
program is based.

The Social Learning Theory states that behavior is shaped through modeling or observing behaviors
and reinforcement or experiencing positive consequences for behaviors.

Problem Behavior Theory posits that efforts to change behavior may focus on any or all of the
following levels: behavior, personality, and environment.

The Social Development Model posits behavior change occurs when individuals gain
information about the risks and benefits of certain behaviors, form attitudes based on that
information, and learn behavioral skills. In order for students to adopt healthy behavior, they
must not only learn the skills, but also adopt positive norms and bond with positive institutions
and individuals. Bonding results from having opportunities to participate, skills for participation,
and recognition for involvement. Effective prevention requires coordination between the school,
family, and community environments.

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