Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners
This free, downloadable curriculum helps nutrition educators provide a valuable learning experience for English Language Learners in nutrition, food safety, shopping and cooking. This curriculum is also useful for a broader audience, including participants who speak English as their first language but have a low level of literacy.
Download the complete document (PDF) or browse the contents below.
View the poster about the curriculum's evaluation: Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners Program Demonstrates Positive Participant Outcomes (PDF).
Use the curriculum electronically or print as needed. This pdf is designed to be printed two-sided. If you print it one-sided, there will be some blank pages (backsides of worksheets, etc.)
These optional documents will help you assemble the curriculum in a binder:
Covers and Miscellaneous (PDF) — includes cover, spine, tabs, title pages, acknowledgements and table of contents.
Introduction (PDF) — includes background, components of the lessons, tips for the educator, notes for the ELL teacher, and Review and writing practice: What, why, and how.
Variety (PDF — includes seven activities: Getting to Know Your Neighbor, Risk Game, Food as Fuel, Defining Variety, Variety Bingo, Meal Planning and Cooking.
Beverages (PDF) — includes four activities: Why Should I Care about Sugar?, Where Is the Sugar?, Where Are the Nutrients? and Cooking.
Fats (PDF) — includes four activities: The Good and the Bad of Fat, Choosing Healthy Fat, Cooking with Less Fat and Cooking
Spices (PDF) — includes two activities: What Is This Spice Called? and Cooking.
Snacks (PDF) — includes four activities: Everyday and Sometimes Snacks, The Fat in Milk, Choking Hazards and Cooking.
Your Growing Child (PDF) — includes six activities: What Is Everyone Saying about Breastfeeding?, Ages and Stages, Too Much of a Good Thing, Try It! You’ll Like It!, Big Food, Little Food and Cooking
Fruits and Vegetables (PDF) — includes four activities: What’s in My Fruits and Vegetables?, Eating for the Season, Fruit and Vegetable Identification and Cooking.
Food Safety and Storage (PDF) — includes five activities: Container Identification, Where Would You Put This Food?, Safe Food from the Store, Understanding Dates and Labels and Cooking.
Preparing Safe Food (PDF) — includes five activities: Hands and Germs, From Farm to Home, What Is Wrong with This Picture?, A Clean Kitchen Is a Safe Kitchen and Cooking.
Microwave Safety (PDF) — includes three activities: How Does a Microwave Oven Work?, What Can I Put in the Microwave? and Cooking.
Calcium (PDF) — includes four activities: Bones, Bones..., Where Is the Calcium?, Does Your Calcium Measure Up? and Cooking.
Iron (PDF) — includes four activities: Iron Quiz, Where Is the Iron?, Why Iron? and Cooking.
The Smart Shopper (PDF) — includes four activities: Where Do I Shop?, Where Do I Find It?, Unit Pricing and Product Comparison (includes cooking activity).