Food And Fun Afterschool Curriculum resources

Food & Fun After School (© President and Fellows of Harvard College and YMCA of the USA) is a curriculum designed to develop healthy habits out of school time. Eleven teaching units help programs infuse healthy snacks and recipes, physically active games, and creative learning activities into regular program schedules. Curriculum materials are available free of charge. The Food & Fun curriculum supports the skills and development set forth by the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by 45 states to date.

Ten topic units offer a variety of games, learning activities, and recipes for after school settings. While some units reinforce others, each unit can stand alone. Unit 11 is an opportunity to review the key messages from Food & Fun, play a popular game or activity from a previous unit, and make your favorite recipes again. 

The curriculum and program tools were created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Prevention Research Center for educational use in after school programs serving children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Many of the activities and recipes can easily be modified for older children.

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Harvard Prevention Research Center