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Updated: August 30, 2023

Healthy Cents (EC-4)

The Growing Healthy Habits Curriculum was developed by the University of Maryland Extension, Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program (FSNE) for integrating nutrition through gardening in Maryland elementary classrooms, grades K-5. This curriculum uses gardening as a tool for encouraging students to consume more fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and increase physically activity. Growing Healthy Habits provides engaging and exciting nutrition and gardening lessons that reinforce the Maryland Common Core, as well as Environmental Literacy Standards and STEM. Authors: Erin Braunscheidel Duru, Stephanie Grutzmacher, Jinhee Kim, Lisa Lachenmayr, Lauren Messina, Carol Miller, Ashley Munger, Meredith Pearson, and Lynn Rubin; Title: Healthy Cents (EC-4)
Updated: August 10, 2022

Food Safety in Your School Gardens, Classrooms, and Greenhouses (FS-1077)

As interest in educating students about gardening and food production increases, it will be helpful to outline food safety principles in school settings. This fact sheet uses a pre-existing University of Maryland Extension fact sheet and expands it to include more information on rain barrels, lead in soil, chickens, and school policies. It also includes a glossary of terms. Authors: Justine Beaulieu, Heather Buritsch, Shauna Henley, and Jon Traunfeld; Title: Food Safety in Your School Gardens, Classrooms, and Greenhouses (FS-1077)
Updated: January 11, 2022

How to Build a Miniature Refrigerator for Nutrition & Food Safety Demonstrations

This Fact sheet is to show educators how to recycle plastic or foam board into an educational tool, that can be used for nutrition and food safety purposes.