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School Programs

Grow It, Try It, Like It (4 part series) Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten classes

Grow It, Try It, Like It

No border around the image, but still a link: Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables is a garden-themed nutrition education that introduces children to: fruits - strawberries, cantaloupe, and vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes.

Each set of lessons in the six fruit or vegetable booklets contain: hands-on activities, planting activities, and nutrition education activities that introduce MyPlate. Use the kit to promote learning at home with fun parent/child activities and family-sized recipes that give tips for cooking with children.

Growing Gardens for Health (4 part series) Kindergarten classes

Growing Gardens for HealthGrow, Eat, Thrive is a simple to use curriculum for grades K-5 that partners nutrition, container gardening and physical activity to teach children about the benefits of fruits, vegetables, and daily exercise. This easy to implement hands-on course guides students through planting and nurturing their own container garden. By planning, growing, and caring for a garden, students experience the full process of bringing food to their table and, learning the importance of making sound choices for long-term health benefits.

ChooseMyPlate/MyPyamid (3 part series) 1st grade

Choose My Plate The lessons (45 minutes each) will help students learn about the Choose MyPlate/Pyramid for Kids. The lessons are designed to integrate nutrition with science, math, health and language arts. Eating more fruits and veggies and physical activity will also be emphasized.



Growing Gardens for Health (4 part series) 2nd grade

Growing Gardens for HealthGrow, Eat, Thrive is a simple to use curriculum for grades K-5 that partners nutrition, container gardening and physical activity to teach children about the benefits of fruits, vegetables, and daily exercise. This easy to implement hands-on course guides students through planting and nurturing their own container garden. By planning, growing, and caring for a garden, students experience the full process of bringing food to their table and, learning the importance of making sound choices for long-term health benefits.

Fruits and Veggies More Matters (4 part series) 3rd grade

Fruits and Veggies More MattersThis state-wide curriculum is presented by program staff (each lesson is 60 minutes) includes a field trip to the produce store). The lessons focus on eating 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables to prevent certain cancers and heart disease.



Whole Grain Heroes (3 part series) 4th Grade

Whole Grain Heroes The lessons (each lesson is 60 minutes) will help students learn about the benefits of whole grains and how they can incorporate whole grains into their daily food intake.

Building Better Bones (3 part series) 5th Grade

Building Better Bones This state-wide curriculum is presented by Navajo County Health Department Nutrition Staff in a series of three classroom lessons (each lesson is 60 minutes) focusing on the importance of eating calcium rich, low-fat foods and building strong bones through daily physical activity.


MyPyramid for Kids (3 part series) 6th Grade

Choose My Plate The lessons (each lesson is 60 minutes) will help students learn about the MyPyramid for Kids. The lessons are designed to integrate nutrition with science, math, health and language arts. Eating calcium rich, low-fat foods and choosing lean proteins will also be emphasized.


Eat Fit (5 part series) 7th Grades

Building Better Bones The 60 minute lessons in the Eat Fit emphasize goal setting and include nutrition basics, diet and fitness analysis, energy and calorie counting, exercise how's and why's, fast food facts, and how breakfast can make you feel better. In this curriculum, students analyze their eating and fitness levels, and has the freedom to choose which aspects they would like to improve. The lessons are designed to integrate nutrition with science, math, health and language arts.

Media Smart (5 part series) 8th Grades

Media Smart Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!® are interactive lessons that focuses on building media analysis to help young people understand the connections between media and health. The 60 minute lessons uses nutrition and physical activity examples to help youth learn about these connections and to build their media analysis skills.

Calendar of Events

  • August through September-Teacher and program orientation with new partners and school districts.
  • October through May-The program staff schedules and presents the nutrition education lessons in the class rooms, work with teachers, and collect teacher time documentation forms.
  • May through August-The program staff schedules and presents at health fairs, summer programs for kids, and in the SNAP offices.

Please call Cherilyn Yazzie (928) 524-4750 to schedule your SNAP-Ed program and activities.

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