Our Model

Kids In Nutrition

Our program consists of a unique seven-lesson interactive nutrition and food sustainability curriculum, taught once a week for one hour. Each week, a new topic is explored, actively engaging the students with visuals, hands on activities, group discussions, and outdoor exercises. Each lesson lines up with state education standards to supplement and reinforce current classroom activities.

We utilize a behavioral change approach in which we establish a personal and friendly peer-to-peer dynamic in every classroom. During the first classroom visit, five elementary school students are paired with one college volunteer from a local university to form a “KIN group”. Throughout the quarter, KIN groups participate in activities that build strong kinship between the instructor and the student.

 

We believe our peer-to-peer model is the most effective way to change behavior as each university instructor is able to leave a lasting impression.

COVID-19

To accommodate learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, KIN has adapted its curricula to virtual instruction. This includes a combination of engaging powerpoints and Zoom discussions led by volunteer KINstructors and supervised by classroom teachers. We had successful remote programming in 2020 and will continue to have this option in addition to in-person moving forward [See weekly challenges on our KINcentive page.]

Kids In Nutrition
Kids In Nutrition
Kids In Nutrition

“Kids In Nutrition is like a spelling class: the letters and words are the elements children use to choose their words wisely and express themselves fully. In this case, they are learning the building blocks of what feeds their bodies and minds so they can express this knowledge through cooking and eating habits that empower them to thrive. KIN delivers a brilliant service for children. It’s taught with high energy, dedication, and heart. It should be considered a Common Core class.”

- Eric Pomert, Certified Natural Chef

Nutrition

Curriculum

KIN

Food Sustainability Curriculum

KIN

Curricula Resources

World Resources Institute
WHO
US dept of energy
Water Footprint Network
USDA
UN department of economic and social affairs
The Ocean Cleanup
UHN
Seafood watch
SITN
Science Direct
Sage journals
RTS
AJCN
PCRM
Our World in Data
Organic consumers association
Nutrition Coalition
Nutrition Facts
NIH
NOAA
NCSL
NCBI
Nature
NASA
MedlinePlus
Journal of nutrition education and behavior
Laborers health and safety fund
JAMA
JIM
Johns Hopkins
JAFSCD
Harvard School of Public Health
Food Print
EIA
FDA
Farm Journal
Environmental Health Perspectives
eatright.org
EDP sciences
Eat Lancet
Chatham House
DGA
CDC
Cambridge University Press
BMJ
AHA
American institute for Cancer Research
CA academy of sciences