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Oakland Eats Garden Fresh

Teachers play an important role in delivering nutrition education in the classroom during the school day. We regularly depend on teachers to implement the nutrition education materials that we supply and the nutrition interventions that we promote. Here are some examples of champion teachers who made nutrition education in the classroom come to life for students!

Thanks to both Ms Wolak’s and Ms Rodriguez’s classroom assignment to write essays with a healthy prompt, three 5th graders, all from ICS, took home the top three prizes in the fifth annual Bay Area Dietetic Association’s Essay Contest 2010.

Thanks to Ms Manning at Lakeview, 2nd grade students were surprised at how much butternut squash tastes like cantaloupe, and they asked for more!

Thanks to Ms Swenson at Fruitvale, kindergarten students learned about their five senses, and they used their senses with the Harvest of the Month produce taste tests.

Thanks to Ms Gant at Hoover, kindergarten students about descriptive words, used them with fruits and vegetables, and as a class, created a cool poster to hang in their school cafeteria.

Cooking for Health
Cooking For Health
Cooking Academy

This comprehensive six class series assists families in learning ways to provide healthful meals for their families. The class is designed for adults of all ages.

Each class covers:

  • General nutrition education
  • Food safety techniques
  • Culinary skills
  • Recipe preparation with seasonal ingredients to apply the culinary skills they learn in class

To find out more information or to schedule a series, contact Dale Murai at 510-595-6436./ For Spanish-language series, contact Yolanda Silva at 510-595-6482/




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