​​​​​​Lesson 2.

Plants Power...for strong body, sharp mind and happy spirit! 
Nutrition Focus: Healthy Eating Plate, Role of Protein & Carbohydrates, Body Cells
Cool Bean and Cultural Connection: NAVY Bean & America the Beautiful
National Health Education Standards Supported: 1 & 2) Analyze health influence of family, peers, culture, media, plus 8) Demonstrate advocacy for personal, family & community health.
History-Social Studies Education Standards Supported: K.1, K.2, K.4, K.6   1.2, 1.3, 1.4    2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5   3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5   4.1, 4.3   5.5, 5.7, 5.9

*Recommended for October (if presenting one lesson monthly), as future lessons align with holidays.

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Lesson 3.

Give Thanks to Mother Earth...for delicious and nutritious plants!
Nutrition Focus: Healthy Eating Plate, Role of Protein & Carbohydrates, Body Cells 
Cultural Connection: KIDNEY Bean & Native American, Agriculture and "Three Sisters"
National Health Education Standards Supported: 1, 2 & 3) Demonstrate ability to access valid health information, products & services, plus 8) Demonstrate advocacy for personal, family & community health.
History-Social Studies Education Standards Supported:  K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4, K.6   1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,   2.2,2.4   3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5   4.2    5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.8

*Recommended for November (if presenting one lesson monthly), aligned with Thanksgiving theme

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Lesson 4.
Healthy & Delicious Plant Food...the gift you give yourself!

Nutrition Focus: USDA & Harvard Healthy Eating Plates, Healthier Whole Grains (versus processed)

Cool Bean & Cultural Connection: GARBANZO Bean & the Middle East 
National Health Education Standards Supported
1-3 & 4) Demonstrate communication skills to enhance health and reduce risk, plus 8) Demonstrate advocacy for personal, family & community health.

History-Social Studies Enrichment: Middle Eastern Culture, Geography, History, Species, Celebrations

Recommended for December (if presenting one lesson monthly), recognizing Hanukkah, Christmas, Ramadan

Click for printable script/speaker notes, lesson 4.  Haga clic aqui para el guión #4 en Español. 

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Lesson 5.
Beautiful Food, brought to you by plants!

Nutrition Focus: Vitamins, Phytonutrients, Body Systems

Cool Bean & Cultural Connection: SOY Bean & China-Chinese New Year
National Health Education Standards Supported1-4 & 5) Demonstrate ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health, plus 8) Demonstrate advocacy for personal, family & community health.

History-Social Studies Enrichment: China Culture, Geography, History, Species, Celebrations

Recommended for February (if presenting one lesson monthly), in recognition of Chinese New Year

Click for printable script/speaker notes, lesson 5.   Haga clic aqui para el guión #5 en Español. 




Lesson 6.
Plant Foo
ds Nourish...so you can flourish!
Nutrition Focus: Macronutrients, Protein/Carbohydrates & Micronutrients, Vitamins/Minerals, the Power of Exercise for strong bones and muscles.  

Cool Bean & Cultural Connection: LENTIL Bean & India-Festival of Colors 
National Health Education Standards Supported
1-5 & 6) Demonstrate goal-setting skills to enhance health outcomes, plus 8) Demonstrate advocacy for personal, family & community health.
History-Social Studies Enrichment: India Culture, Geography, History, Species, Celebrations

​*Recommended for March (if presenting one lesson monthly), in recognition of India’s Festival of Colors.

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Lesson 7, Coming Soon.
Eat Plants. Save the Planet.

Nutrition Focus: Healthy Fats, Water, Eating Green for the Planet

Bean & Cultural Connection:  BLACK Bean & Brazil-Amazon Rainforest (Earth Month)
National Health Education Standards Supported
1-6 & 7) Demonstrate ability to practice health enhancing behaviors / reduce risk for disease, plus 8) Demonstrate advocacy for personal, family & community health.
History-Social Studies Enrichment:
Brazil & Amazon Rainforest - Culture, Geography, Species, etc.

Recommended for April (if presenting one lesson monthly) in recognition of Earth Day




Lesson 8, Coming Soon.
Live. Love. Eat Plants! 

Nutrition Focus: Fiber & Phytonutrients, Disease prevention 

Cool Bean & Cultural Connection: PINTO Bean & Mexico-Cinco de Mayo
National Health Education Standards Supported:
1-8 
History-Social Studies Enrichment:
Mexican Culture, History, Geography, Native Species, Celebrations

Recommended for May (if presenting one lesson monthly), recognizing Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Pride.


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lesson 1.

Plants are Powerful Food...for better grades and mood! 
Cool Bean & Cultural Connection: Introduction to COOL BEANS, the superfood of the future! 
Nutrition Focus: Healthy Eating Plate, Nutrients, Body cells
National Health Education Standards Supported: 1) Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention, and 8) Demonstrate ability to advocate for personal, family, community health. 

History-Social Studies Education Standards Supported: K.4  1.2, 1.4, 1.5   2.2, 2.4   3.1, 3.5   4.1 

*Recommended for September (if presenting one lesson monthly), as future lessons align with holidays.

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