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Growing Healthy Kids

Program Contact: Linda Mathews, SNAP-Ed Program Manager
(253) 798-7154 •

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This is a researched-based, hands-on and learner-centered curriculum for children grades 2-3 with music, storybook, exercise, art, journaling and gardening activities. Each of the nine to ten lessons contains options for an outdoor, indoor or mural garden. Lessons are organized according to plant parts, their functions and the nutrients they contain. This curriculum was developed by Oregon State University Extension.

Primary Objectives include:

  • Increased exposure to vegetables and fruits by tending a garden
  • Increased consumption of vegetables and fruits
  • Model healthy food and lifestyle choices
  • Encourage healthy food and lifestyle choices in the families of participants

Four parent newsletters will be available for take home and extra teacher supplemental activities are included on how to extend the learning beyond the written lessons.

2014-15 Schedules

Bethel School District

Clover Park School District

Franklin Pierce School District

Tacoma School District

 Sumner School District

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact:  or the Basic Food Program at: 1 877 501 2233.