Our elementary school presentations involve fun lessons and culinary activities that empower students to protect their health, animals & the planet through choosing delicious plant-based meals! Health Kids Happy Planet offers two free nutrition presentations, available live and via Zoom. Both programs include fun activity worksheets, plus a take-home handout with recipes to extend the lesson home to family.
With vibrant photos of colorful food, nature and kids, The Power of Plants, is a lively and interactive nutrition lesson, presented by “Queen Bean,” with a special emphasis on cool beans from around the world.
The presentation includes trivia, a physical activity, and an optional cooking demonstration with taste test. The Power of Plants serves as the first lesson of our eco-focused, multi-cultural and standards-based nutrition curriculum, Cool Beans from Around the World.
Students enjoy story time with a sequel to the classic Jack and the Bean Stalk – a whimsical and modern day tale about kind deeds and cool beans, with allusions to classic fables and fairytales. After story time there is a short nutrition science lesson about the power of eating beans for healthy, earth friendly plant protein, plus a cooking demo and tasting of “Queen Bean’s” Stupendous Bean Stew.
Lesson 1: Plants are Powerful Food
Nutrition Focus: Healthy Eating Plate, Nutrients, Body cells
The Daily Scoop
The Daily Scoop is a series of fun, consistent and easy to understand daily nutrition tips for kids, grades K-8. Adding the Daily Scoop “bite-sized” nutrition tips to your school’s broadcast or classroom opening routine, elevates plant-strong nutrition education to a daily practice without adding more than 30 seconds to a teacher’s busy routine! Click here to learn more.
Cool Beans from Around the World
In our standards-based, multicultural & eco-focused Cool Beans from Around the World nutrition curriculum, elementary students learn about healthy eating in the context of diverse culture, geography and history, as they enjoy a virtual tour (Google slideshow) of wondrous places and wonderful food. Click here to learn more.
Gather together for reading time with your students, for engaging and empowering food-focused adventure!
Beautiful photographs of food, children, animals
and nature convey a simple, yet empowering message to kids: Every individual has the super power to make a difference for
animals & the planet… eating “lean and green!”
Click here to view sample pages.
Eating Lean and Green Nutrition Curriculum in Development!
Click here for sample lessons and activities!
Eating Lean and Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet is a fresh and smart approach to educating kids about their very own “super power” when it comes
to food choices… an excellent addition to every parent or teacher’s bookshelf. – Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C. President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
With allusions to classic fairytales, this clever storybook sequel is a tale of adventure and magic, affirming kind deeds – and cool beans! Includes a brief nutrition science lesson about healthy and earth-friendly food choices, plus recipe for Queen Bean’s Stupendous Bean Stew.
Both Eating Lean & Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet, and Jack and the Bean STEW in a combo value pack