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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Nutrition

Cooking with the class? Folding nutrition concepts into the core curriculum? Worrying about what students are getting at the cafeteria or corner store? Healthy eating is on this menu.

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National Nutrition Month: Best Web Resources for Teachers

Explore some of the best teaching resources for National Nutrition Month in March.

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A Delectable and Academically Integrated School Lunch?

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Garden-Based Learning

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Explore some of the best teaching resources for National Nutrition Month in March.

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A photo of an elementary-school boy sitting at the lunch table eating an apple.
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NYC's Calhoun School serves healthy lunches that are educational, affordable, and eagerly anticipated by students. Their lead chef also describes how the program is scalable.

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Culinary Arts Integration: 12 PBL Activities Students Can Sink Their Teeth Into

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How a TEDx Mission Makes Learning Relevant To Students’ Lives

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Building a Better School with Brain-Based Learning

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Back to School Stress: Establishing Good Habits

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Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators

By rejecting persistent nutrition myths and starting the day with a healthy meal, teachers can improve their own performance while modeling brain-friendly habits for their students.

13 2,305 15,236 views
Photo of fruit and vegetable medley
blog

National Nutrition Month: Best Web Resources for Teachers

Explore some of the best teaching resources for National Nutrition Month in March.

9 943 13,561 views
blog

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Use the study and preparation of food as a cross-curricular PBL modality in math, chemistry, social studies, history, or language arts classes.

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