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ReFresh Integrates Nutrition Education into All Subjects in School Curriculum

The ReFresh curriculum focuses on encouraging students to consume more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and is designed to meet the learning needs of 4th- and 5th-grade students.  Rather than presenting nutrition as a stand-alone topic, lessons relate to topic areas within math, language arts, social studies, art, and science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.  ReFresh focuses on increasing exposure to fruits, vegetables and whole grains through fun and engaging hands-on activities, food demonstrations and tastings.   A one-page family newsletter is sent home with participants to reinforce each theme.   The newsletters are available in English and Spanish.

To learn more about ReFresh, see the ReFresh PDF , download the full ReFresh curriculum, or contact Chrissa Carlson ( or call 410-715-6903. 

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