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Praise for Nurture’s work with schools across the country:
The Nurture Your School program is flexible for your needs. It can be during school hours or after school. The goal is to teach key lessons about wellness while getting the kids actively engaged in both cooking, wellness and physical activity.
To find out how your school can become involved in the Nurture Your School program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on our program results in the school setting, please see The Impact of Our Work.
More information on Nurture Programs:
- Nurture Your Elementary School
- Nurture Your Middle School
- Nurture Elementary Nutrition & Wellness Program
- Nurture School Partners
The Nurture program for grades K-5 is made up of interactive lessons, crafts, activities and recipes that get students excited about making healthier choices. The “Get Moving!” activities allow children to burn off a little extra energy during the day while promoting cardiovascular capacity, flexibility and balance and/or strength.
Note: please see the guidelines on each craft/ activity as some are for younger audience and some are for older grades. Lessons are separated out by the grades that the lesson plan is targeted for (K-2 or 3-5).
The cooking program takes kids on a trip around the world learning about cuisines in various countries and from different cultures.
The physical activity component is designed to promote 30-60 minutes of physical activity each day and includes stretching, strength training and cardiovascular exercises.
The Elementary Nutrition & Wellness Program is a five-year program for 1st through 5th graders that takes our Nurture Your Elementary School to the next level. Program goals are that students will understand and demonstrate how nutrition, hydration, movement and sleep affect their health, will integrate this knowledge and new information into their everyday lives, and will recognize the value of their bodies and feel empowered to positively impact their own well being.
The program includes 20 minute monthly lessons, P.E. activities, supplemental classroom activities, and parent handouts that include recipes for the students to try. Lesson concepts are introduced in the younger grades and applied with increasing sophistication in subsequent lessons and grades. Visual aids, worksheets, and props enhance student excitement and comprehension.
The program can be taught by Nurture or by school teachers. As with all Nurture programs, program materials are available in both English and Spanish.
- Avoca West Elementary School in Glenview, IL (approximately 400 students)
- Community School (K-12) in Sun Valley, ID (approximately 300 students)
- Dewey Elementary School in Evanston, IL (approximately 400 students)
- Edison Elementary School in Skokie, IL (approximately 500 students)
- Oak Terrace Elementary School in Highwood, IL (approximately 500 students)
- Red Oak Elementary School in Highland Park, IL (Approximately 300 students)