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Common Core Alignment

Common Core and Nutrition Standards Matrix

Lesson Resources

        

USDA Team Nutrition has resources that are available to download online, or order through their order form. Team Nutrition offers a nutrition picture book for preschool, and MyPlate curricula for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade, and 5th and 6th grade. There are also gardening curricula for preschool, 3rd and 4th grade, and 5th and 6th grade.

 

 

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom provides a variety of lessons integrating nutrition, ecology, and core subjects for all grade levels. These and other resources may be ordered for free under the "Request Materials" link.

Common Core English Language Arts and Nutrition Lessons


Lessons from California Healthy Kids Resource Center, Alameda County Office of Education

Lesson Title Grade Level EC AI AVI IC DM GS PHEB HP

Breakfast for
Frances
(PDF)

Kindergarten Yes     Yes     Yes  

Eating the
Alphabet
(PDF)

Kindergarten Yes     Yes     Yes  

Dinner
Buffet
(PDF)

Grade 2 Yes       Yes   Yes  

The Incredible
Nutrient Eating
Kid
(PDF)

Grade 4 Yes       Yes   Yes  

Children’s
Almanac of
Healthy
Eating
(PDF)

Grade 5 Yes   Yes Yes       Yes

Menu
Swap
(PDF)

Grade 7 Yes       Yes Yes   Yes

What's for
Lunch?
(PDF)

Grade 7 Yes     Yes Yes   Yes Yes

Math and Nutrition Lessons


Old Math Standards Lessons from California Healthy Kids Resource Center, Alameda County Office of Education

Some lessons refer to MyPyramid; the current model is MyPlate.

Lesson Title Grade Level Concepts EC AI AVI IC DM GS PHEB HP

7 Snacks for 7
Days
(PDF)

Kindergarten

Days of the
week, time

Yes     Yes     Yes  

Find Our Favorite
Fruits and
Veggies
(PDF)

Kindergarten Picture graph Yes     Yes     Yes  

Do We Eat
Enough Fruits and
Vegetables?
(PDF)

Grade 2

Fractions,
chart data,
bar graph

Yes     Yes   Yes    

Superstar
Menus
(PDF)

Grade 2

Addition and
subtraction
with 3 digits

Yes     Yes Yes   Yes  

How Sweet Is
It?
(PDF)

Grade 4

Rounding, division,
addition with
decimal places

Yes   Yes   Yes      

What are the
Chances?
(PDF)

Grade 4

Simple
probability

Yes Yes Yes   Yes      

Party
Platters
(PDF)

Grade 5

Angles, area of
triangles,
parallelograms

Yes       Yes      

What Makes a
Healthy
Breakfast?
(PDF)

Grade 5

Decimals,
percentages,
fractions,
division

Yes   Yes Yes        

Power Drinks-
Smart Choice or
Health
Risk?
(PDF)

Grade 5

Scatterplot,
relationship
between
variables

Yes Yes   Yes        

Show Me the
Facts
(PDF)

Grade 7

Add,subtract
multiply,
divide rational
numbers,
convert between
decimals and
fractions

Yes Yes   Yes     Yes  

The Energy
Balancing
Act
(PDF)

Grade 8

Multistep
word problems
with variables,
percentages

Yes     Yes Yes   Yes  

Science and Nutrition Lessons


Old Science Standards Lessons from California Healthy Kids Resource Center, Alameda County Office of Education

Some lessons refer to MyPyramid; the current model is MyPlate.

Lesson Title Grade Level Concepts EC AI AVI IC DM GS PHEB HP

Super
Senses 
(PDF)

Kindergarten

Physical properties
of objects,
similarities and
differences of
plants and
animals, 5 senses

Yes           Yes  

Plant Parts for
Breakfast? 
(PDF)

Kindergarten

Physical properties
of objects, plant
parts, 5 senses

Yes           Yes  

Let's Be Food
Tasting
Scientists 
(PDF)

Kindergarten

Physical properties
of objects,
similarities and
differences of
plants and
animals, 5 senses

Yes Yes   Yes     Yes  

Is This a
Healthy
Attraction?
(PDF)

Grade 2

Flowers and fruit in
plant reproduction,
sort objects by
physical attributes

Yes Yes         Yes  

Foods for
Superstar
Kids 
(PDF)

Grade 2

Needs of plants
and animals,
record
observations

Yes   Yes   Yes      

Whole or
Processed:
Which is Better
for Me?
(PDF)

Grade 4

Plants in food
chain, cause and
effect, graphs

Yes   Yes     Yes    

Extreme
Eating 
(PDF)

Grade 4

Food chain, cause
and effect

Yes   Yes          

Keep It
Fresh! 
(PDF)

Grade 4

Producers and
consumers,
observation and
interpretation

Yes   Yes          

Multiplying
Microbes 
(PDF)

Grade 4

Plants and animals
in the environment,
microbes, conduct
trials to test a
prediction

Yes   Yes          

Compounds in
My Food 
(PDF)

Grade 5

Physical and
chemical
properties,
respiration,
measure with
tools, write reports

Yes   Yes          

Fiber Race
Tract 
(PDF)

Grade 5

Digestion, identify
independent
variable, carry out
investigation

Yes   Yes   Yes      

Don't be Faked
Out! Is It Really
a Fruit or a
Vegetable? 
(PDF)

Grade 5

Conduct a simple
investigation

Yes Yes Yes   Yes   Yes  

Genes, the
Environment
and Active
Prevention 
(PDF)

Grade 7

Genes, organs

Yes   Yes       Yes  

Tasty
Packages 
(PDF)

Grade 7

Cells, organs,
flowering plant
reproduction,
diagrams

Yes           Yes  

Glorious
Guacamole 
(PDF)

Grade 8

Atoms, molecules,
and chemical
properties, pH, DNA

Yes   Yes       Yes Yes

Fast Food
Frenzy 
(PDF)

Grade 8

Molecules in
organisms, graph

Yes   Yes       Yes