Building Healthy Kids:

Lessons, Links, and Resources

By Alan Haskvitz, national motivational speaker

How to Build Healthy Kids

Food related links for building integrated lessons

Food safety

Agriculture and food

Agriculture lessons and free resources

Conservation links

California Women in Agriculture

Food and Nutrition Information Center, National Agriculture Library, USDA

The following organizations are agriculture related.

Financial assistance for garden projects

Gardens for Growing People

Nutrition Fact Game

USDA for Kids

California Women in Agriculture
My Farm Book is interesting. Write for additional
CyberFarm Garden
Everything you need for your garden.

Agriculture Heritage from colonial days

Cream of the Crop
Newsletter plus a resource guide to
educational materials about agriculture.  Just about
the best resource for all grade levels. Great
Food and Nutrition Information Center, National
Agriculture Library, USDA

Organization list
Not all are linked, but using name provided and search
engine can be quite rewarding for student samples and
lesson ideas.
AgNIC is a guide to quality agricultural information
on the Internet as selected by the National
Agricultural Library, Land-Grant Universities, and
other institutions.
Just for kids recopies
Home Economics lessons
You are What You Eat
Have them take the Healthy Fridge test and others and
than decide what to do.   
Food safety
Food and Nutrition Information Center, National
Agriculture Library, USDA

American Horticultural Society
List of master gardeners
United States Department of Agriculture

California Strawberry Commission
The ALACA Company 
They have a kit about cotton that may be of value.
National Cotton Council of America
Grains Nutrition Information Center

An excellent bibliography of gardening books and recipes and a seed catalog.

International Fertilizer Association

Botany Links

Botanical Gardens

Earth Garden Sources

4-H Youth

Department of Agriculture

United States Department of Agriculture.

National Corn Growers

Peanut Butter Lovers

Peanut Butter Recipes

How does a Peanut Grow?

History of Peanut

American Peanut Council

Peanut Butter Institute

Education materials mainly about diet

Peanut Butter and Jelly Archeology

An interesting lesson on layering.

National Peanut Board

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