Harvard University’s Free Food & Fun After School Curriculum
If you are looking for ways to incorporate healthy eating habits and physical education into your afterschool or summer program, the Food & Fun After School curriculum may be right for you. The Harvard School of Public Health’s Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity developed Food & Fun After School to assist program staff in helping to build healthy habits in children during out-of-school time and are designed to be integrated into a program’s regular schedule.
The materials are provided free of charge .
The curriculum is made up of 11 units with focuses ranging from “Fruits and Vegetable – Take a Bite!” to “Reduce TV Viewing – Tune Out the TV!”.
Each unit includes arts and crafts ideas, active games, and snack ideas with recipes, as well as instruction and worksheets for carrying out the activities.
The units are designed to be stand-alone and can be used in any sequence. In addition, the curriculum goes beyond the afterschool program, by providing parent communications for each unit in both English and Spanish, so the healthy behaviors learned can be carried into the home environment.
Take a look at the interactive Food & Fun website at www.foodandfun.org to view videos on the curriculum and find simple summaries of the different units.