Project MANA provides nutrition education to children and teens in Pre-K through 12th grade in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee public and private schools. We provide age-appropriate material on the relationship between diet and health, finding and choosing healthy foods, nutrients and their food sources, MyPlate, and the Dietary Guidelines and goals. Our nutrition education in the classroom is intended to convey facts about nutrition, provide motivation to establish healthy eating practices, and teach positive skills so students have the tools to accomplish their nutrition goals.
2nd Grade Nutrition Education
A 6 session course taught in local schools to second grade students with topics focusing on MyPlate, healthy eating, and creating healthy habits. The lessons are designed to support California’s Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, California Science Content Standards, California Mathematics Content Standards, and California Health Education Content Standards.
Pre-K Nutrition Education
An interactive 6 session course (based on the University of California Cooperative Extension “Go, Glow, Grow” curriculum) educating 0-5 year olds on the five food groups and what each group does for the body.
Hunger Awareness Banquets
Presentations offered to schools, service groups, and the local community to increase local, national and global hunger awareness. Groups are split into low, middle and high income groups and given a corresponding snack after a discussion of income disparities and hunger.
Kids Can Cook
Hands-on after school cooking program for youth that teaches proper nutrition and kitchen safety.
Nutrition education, smart shopping, and cooking skill building course tailored to meet the interests and
needs of young Latina mothers.
Fuel for the Holidays
A collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe where Project MANA conducts taste tests and leads crafts activities and hands-on demonstrations with Club members during school breaks.
For information on Nutrition Education volunteer opportunities, see Volunteer.