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. Lessons present the roles of the five essential nutrients, hydration, rest, and exercise in healthy body function and 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.

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. 

The scripted lesson design applies interactive activities to immerse the students in the learning.  

Home Workouts and cross-curricular activities follow each lesson so students can practice and apply the concepts developed in each lesson at home and with their peers.

The Seeds of Nutrition Grade 6 Curriculum Kit is available in two sizes.

The Standard Curriculum Kit includes activity materials for classrooms of 24 students.  The Large Curriculum Kit includes activity materials for classrooms of up to 30 students. 

Additional Student Workbooks are sold separately. Scroll down the page to view replenishment products.

Implementation with Web-based Resources

Some of the curriculum resources in this Too Good program are hosted and disseminated through the Too Good Lesson Resource Center. Once you have purchased your curriculum kit, we will contact you to assist you in establishing your account in the Lesson Resource Center.

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2022 Edition


The Too Good toolkit 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:

  • Scripted Design - 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 Lesson Planner with clearly-stated, measurable objectives, topic rationale, and allotted activity times.
  • Lesson Resource Pack with Activity Visual Displays, Activity Instructions, Home Workouts, and Evaluation Instruments in a downloadable for display or print format.
  • Parent Component - “Home Workout: Exercises for Adults and Kids,” to extend prevention skills and 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-Delivery Training Component covering Character Education and Normative Education concepts, Fidelity of Implementation, as well as guidance for facilitating discussions about various conflict and peer influence topics.
  • 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 reinforce the healthy social and emotional development of the students.


Seeds of Nutrition Grade 6 Overview               

Lessons Overview                    Lesson Sample


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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