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In response to mandated wellness policies, a variety of programs are available to assist schools in providing nutrition education to youth. Health fairs, afterschool programming, presentations, cooking demonstrations, and food tastings are just a few examples. Please inquire if you are interested in customized programming for school-aged youth!

Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Video Series

Here at Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, we have been busy working on a series of videos geared towards students in grades K-6 and their families. The goal of this series is to highlight our region’s local agriculture in ways that resonate with children. Click here for a library of cooking videos focusing on local fruits and vegetables, as well as accompanying recipes and valuable tools to use as resources in your work and nutrition initiatives.

We have displays and educational material materials that would be appropriate for school functions such as health fairs, open house, PTA or other school festivals. We can offer displays, presentations, activities and provide food demonstrations or food tastings when appropriate. Some examples include Think Your Drink, Jump Start Your Day with Breakfast, Boost Your Bones with Calcium Rich Foods,Vary your Veggies, Focus on Fruits, One Great Tray for the Best School Day, Choose MyPlate: Let’s Eat for the Health of It!, Be Food Safe.  

An educational, interactive exhibit targeting third graders across Cape Cod. The spring months of March and April are an ideal time to offer this program as it coincides with National Nutrition Month and many other wellness activities offered in our local elementary schools. Body Walk is a wonderful way for students to have fun as they learn about health, nutrition, and physical activity.

Body Walk Brochure (pdf)
School Responsibilities (pdf)
Scheduling Request (pdf)
Classroom Activities Manual (pdf)

Food for Thought  is a monthly electronic newsletter with the goal of providing parents of school-aged children and teachers with advice on how to shop for healthy foods, cook nutrient-rich foods, and eat together as a family. Each issue contains an assortment of timely articles, kid-friendly recipes, video clips, and hot tips all contributed by Registered Dietitians.
Click here for newsletter sign up. If you are interested in some of our most recent newsletters please contact

To encourage other parents at your school/agency to subscribe, please use either the sign-up sheet or add the insert to your website or school newsletter:
Food for Thought Sign-Up Sheet (pdf)
Food for Thought Information Insert (pdf)

Food For Thought Newsletter:
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
May 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017

Check back for news on upcoming programs such as Get Fresh! , Show Me Nutrition as well as other resources.

Interested in School-agel Nutrition Education Programs?

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