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​​​I LOVE the Daily Scoop! Each morning one of my students gets to read the message for that day on "good nutrition news." It's an important beginning to each day. 

Leslie Engel, Elementary Teacher, Oceanside, CA

April Issue -- or if you're just starting the program,  Spring INTRO / start issue 

Harvest of the Month: Asparagus (Vitamin E) & Kiwifruit (Vitamin C)

Cool Bean of the Month & Cultural Connection: Cool Beans from Around Planet Earth!

Cool Bean Recipe:  Cool & Green Turtle Bean Wrap (with tropical fruit)

Curriculum Connection: Aligns to enrich Cool Beans from Around the World, lesson 8.

The Daily Scoop has been a fantastic resource for our nutrition education programs across the district.  It easily fits into our Harvest of the Month program, and gives teachers another avenue to connect students with nutrition information.  I love how the tips include a cultural and environmental perspective in addition to the more science-based nutrition tips.  Amy Haessly, Nutrition Specialist, Vista USD

May Issue -- or if you're just starting the program, the Spring INTRO / start issue

Harvest of the Month:   Avocado (healthy fats) & Carrots (Vitamin A)

Cool Bean of the Month & Cultural Connection: Mexico & Cinco de Mayo/Mexican Pride

Cool Bean Recipe: Lean & Green Fiesta Taco Salad / Wrap. 

Curriculum Connection: Aligns to enrich Cool Beans from Around the World, lesson 9.

The Daily Scoop is filled with fun kid-friendly health messages that spiral and build on each other over the course of the month. By making this part of our morning routine, my students have started to own the vocabulary to express how and why they should fill their plates with healthy fruits, vegetables and "cool beans!"  

Hilary Rogers, Elementary Teacher, Vista, CA

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The Daily Scoop is a series of fun, consistent and easy to understand daily nutrition tips for kids, grades K-8. Added to the daily school wide announcements or a teacher's opening routine, the Daily Scoop elevates plant-strong nutrition education to a daily practice, without adding more than 30 seconds to a teacher's busy routine!​​​​​​​​​​​​  FREE and available to start at anytime!​

Click here for printable letter to share this eco-focused and multi-cultural nutrition education program with your child's teacher!

​​​April Cool Bean Classroom/Cafeteria Poster

​​​​​​​​​Spring INTRO/start issue is an introduction issue if you're starting the program in March, April or May. This issue helps to establish key concepts such as Harvest of the Month, Cool Bean of the Month and eating in season. 

March Issue -- or if you're just starting the program, the Spring INTRO / start issue

Harvests of the Month: Spinach (Vitamin K) & Berries (phytonutrients)

Cool Bean of the Month & Cultural Connection: Lentils & India, the Festival of Colors 

​Health Campaign: National Nutrition Month

Cool Bean Recipe:  Vegetable Curry Soup with Lentils

Curriculum Connection: Aligns to enrich Cool Beans from Around the World, lesson 7.

​​​​The Daily Scoop is an excellent way for schools and teachers to infuse “bites” of easy-to-digest nutrition education into each school day. The monthly recipes (in English and Spanish) are a great tool to extend this information out to families, and link what the students hear at school with what they taste at home!  

Deirdre Kleske, San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative 

May Cool Bean Classroom/Cafeteria Poster