Dig In! Standards-Based Nutrition Education for 5th and 6th grades


Last Modified: 05/16/2014
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables. More information is also available at Dig In! At Home Parent Booklet and Dig In! Posters.

Print Availability: Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program or other Child Nutrition program may request a free print copy of the curriculum. The curriculum comes with 35 copies of the Dig In! At Home parent handout (English Version) and the six Dig In! posters. Order the Eat Smart To Play Hard With MyPlate poster separately. Additional print copies of the Dig In! and a Home parent handout in English and in Spanish are available, upon request, from Team Nutrition.

Dig In! Teacher's Guide (available in PDF, below)

Dig In! at Home parent booklet (English version)

Dig In! en casa parent booklet (Spanish version)

Dig In! posters

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See Also

Healthy Meals Resource System: Garden Resources

SuperTracker Food-a-Pedia

Find a Team Nutrition School

Team Nutrition Training Grants

Farm to School

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

USDA People's Garden

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Teachers Guide - Cover (254.47 KB)

Teachers Guide - Table of Contents (436.76 KB)

Dear Teacher Letter (204.69 KB)

About this Curriculum (727.55 KB)

Food Safety Mini-Posters (191.14 KB)

Dig In! At a Glance (1.03 MB)

Lesson 1: The World of Edible Plants (937.87 KB)

Lesson 2: Farm to Plate (1.25 MB)

Lesson 3: Healthy From the Ground Up (648.87 KB)

Lesson 4: Seeking Out What We Need (577.87 KB)

Lesson 5: Eat Your Colors (574.95 KB)

Lesson 6: The Global Garden (524.59 KB)

Lesson 7: Chef Challenge (633.86 KB)

Lesson 8: Fruits and Veggies Many Ways (431.95 KB)

Lesson 9: The Power of Choice (496.91 KB)

Lesson 10: Harvest Celebration! (370.93 KB)

Teacher's Guide - Student Handouts (for Lessons 1-10) (4.24 MB)

Gardening Guide (1.56 MB)

Teacher's Guide - Acknowledgments (238.36 KB)