Our Model

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.


To accommodate learning during the current pandemic, KIN transitioned in-person instruction to virtual teaching. 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 Fall 2020 and will continue through 2021. [See weekly challenges on our KINcentive page.]




Food Sustainability Curriculum

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Kids in Nutrition is an official program under Sustainability and Community Health Initiative (SACHI). SACHI has submitted a pending application to be recognized as a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.