Welcome and thank you to all the educators, parents, and guardians who have an interest in positively impacting our youth and their relationship with food and our food system. Let me introduce you to The 9-Minute Nutrition Ninja!
The purpose of these lessons is to incorporate food in the classroom all year long in fun, actionable ways. The 9-Minute Nutrition Ninja wants to instill a knowledge of nutrition and encourage students to think about their food, their bodies, and their community. We understand and sympathize with the many time constraints and demands placed on our teachers. This is a teacher-friendly supplement to current curricula meant to be a quick lesson in food and food nutrition for kindergarten through 5th grade. Additionally, the 9-Minute Nutrition Ninja offers opportunities to taste and examine the food discussed.
The end result ideally will be increased participation and a more open dialogue on the foods that students of this age need for their minds and bodies to grow. The unfortunate truth in the current reality is that many students have not heard of, much less tasted, some of the most nutritious and flavorful foods that their bodies needs. We ask you to devote nine minutes per day or per week to talk about food and nutrition and watch as students grow and develop healthy food habits and attitudes they can keep throughout their lives.
Below are education standards curriculum reports generated by EdGate Correlation Services in the year 2017. The 9-Minute Nutrition Ninja is designed for classrooms K-5 and hits standards in both Health and PE as well as Science. For information regarding your particular state’s standards, please click on the corresponding report for the appropriate grade level and course of study. From there, you can do a search (easily done with “control” + “f) for the state’s standards in which you reside. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding the lessons themselves or the standards report, as well as to purchase a copy of 9-Minute Nutrition Ninja for $24.99.