School enrichment programs are offered as supplemental programming to current school curriculum.  They are not meant to replace what schools are using, they are intended to enhance their current material.  All materials are developed with education in mind.  They are specifically designed to be adaptable to the classroom schedule and most programs can be tailored to fit your specific time-frame.

Classroom Kits are available for a four week period throughout the school year.  These kits can be delivered to your school. Pre-planned lessons are easy to follow, so teachers can provide information to the class. This allows teachers to choose which pieces of the lesson to discuss and how to alot enough time. All other nutrition programs will teach the basic My Plate food groups, basic nutrients, label reading and planning a balanced meal.  If you are interested in participating in any of the school enrichment programs contact the Nebraska Extension-Dodge County Office. 

Nutrition Education Program (NEP) School Enrichment Kits

FREE nutrition kits for K-5th grade classrooms are offered to qualifying schools
(50% or more of the students participate in the free or reduced school lunch program)
 

**To request a kit please contact 

Beth Nacke at bnacke2@unl.edu  or 402-727-2775** 

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Food Fun! Offers fifteen different activities to teach kindergartners how to make healthful food choices. They will use all five senses to explore foods, conduct an experiment to learn fruit is healthier than candy, and even grow their own vegetables!

  • Kindergarten youth discover food is fun as they learn:
    • Why food is important to good health
    • The five food groups
    • The five senses

Healthy Me! Teaches first graders the importance of eating healthy foods through group lessons, activities and hands-on learning. They will meet the 5 food group puppets, wear the "What's Inside Me" apron, make sentences with food pictures, and do an experiment with moldy bread.

  • 1st grade students join Chef Combo to discover:
    • Why their bodies need food
    • How their bodies use food
    • How to plan a balanced meal
    • How to choose healthy snacks

MyPlate Party! Using actual food samples, second graders determine fat content of snack foods and how to make healthful decisions. Students will learn how food changes, what happens to food after swallowing and design a model digestive system.

  • Through a variety of activities, 2nd graders discover:
    • Why their bodies need food
    • How their bodies use this food
    • How to plan a balanced meal

Let’s Eat Smart! Watching a video of food commercials, third grade students evaluate advertising messages and how to use this information when making food choices. "Food Alphabet," "Let's Make a Meal," and the "Bubble Blow-up" experiment teach healthful, balanced eating.

  • 3rd grade students explore:
    • Nutrients
    • Food Labels
    • A balanced diet
    • Food Safety

Rate that Plate! Fourth grade students will expand their nutrition knowledge when they discover the importance of healthy eating through constructing a personalized MyPlate meal plan, conducting a moldy bread experiment, and learning food safety tips in the “Don’t Get Bugged” bingo game.

  • 4th grade students learn about:
    • Nutrients
    • Using MyPlate to make healthy food choices
    • How eating healthy foods makes them feel good
    • Safe food handling practices
    • Eating a healthy breakfast

Food Science Investigator! Fifth grade students will expand their nutrition knowledge when they discover the importance of healthy eating through constructing a personalized MyPlate meal plan, learning food safety tips, nutrients and health. 

  • 5th grade students learn about:
    • Nutrients and your Health
    • Using MyPlate to make healthy food choices
    • Food Safety 
    • Food Groups