The connection between science instruction and health literacy can be found in National Nutrition Month.

Health literacy and nutrition are often taught in conjunction with science instruction. Every March, we celebrate National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics creates a theme and then develops instructional resources and games that can support instruction.  The intention of NNM is to help students make informed food choices and develop sound eating habits using scientifically based nutrition information.

I invite you to look at the following resources or follow the twitter hashtag: #nationalnutritionmonth.

  • Choose My Plate: Eating healthy is defined by stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help create a healthier eating style that meets an individuals needs and improves health.
  • Expect the Best: An ESL Health and Wellness Curriculum.
  • Debate: A forum for online debates.

Which resources will help you reach your instructional goals?

How will you connect science instruction with nutrition education? 


Kathy Tracey