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Cool Beans Around the World:

Nutrition Curriculum

In our evidence and standards-based, multicultural & eco-focused Cool Beans from Around the World nutrition curriculum, elementary students learn about healthy eating in the context of diverse culture, geography and history, as they enjoy a virtual tour (Google slideshow) of wondrous places and wonderful food.  These interactive, fascinating and free lessons spiral and build on each other, to support all 8 National Health Education Standards – plus SS-H & LA!  Each adventure explores a different country’s spectacular sights, highlighting the “cool bean” of that country’s cuisine!  Why beans? Because food experts around the world are calling beans the superfood of the future!*  Includes fun physical activity breaks – with nutrition trivia to tickle your funny bone!  First page of each lesson links to Spanish version for ESL students.

Cool Bean and Cultural Connection: NAVY Bean & America the Beautiful

Nutrition Focus: Healthy Eating Plate, Role of Protein & Carbohydrates, Body Cells

Fun worksheets with recipes too!  

Recipe for Classroom – Click here for easy, quick, no-cook Cool Bean recipes for FALL

*Recommended for September. Future lessons align with monthly holidays.

​Elevate nutrition education to a daily practice without adding more than 30 seconds to your opening routine, with LGK’s fun, easy and free Daily Scoop Program, a valuable enrichment component for the Cool Beans from Around the World nutrition curriculum.  

Cool Bean and Cultural Connection: NAVY Bean & America the Beautiful

Nutrition Focus: Healthy Eating Plate, Role of Protein & Carbohydrates, Body Cells

Fun and engaging worksheets with recipes too! 

Recipe for Classroom – Click here for easy, quick, no-cook Cool Bean recipes for FALL

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

Cultural Connection: KIDNEY Bean & Native American, Agriculture and “Three Sisters”

Nutrition Focus: Introducing Harvard’s Healthy Plate, Healthy Proteins & Carbs, Kidney Function

Fun and engaging worksheets with recipes too! : 

Recipes for Classroom – Click here for easy, quick, no-cook Cool Bean recipes for FALL.

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

Cool Bean & Cultural Connection: GARBANZO Bean & the Middle East 

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

Fun and engaging worksheets with recipes too! 

Recipes for Classroom – Click here for easy, quick, no-cook Cool Bean recipes, WINTER

*Recommended for December (if presenting one lesson monthly), with Holiday theme

Cool Bean & Cultural Connection: BLACK-EYED Pea & Africa and the American South – Soul Food

Nutrition Focus: Fiber & Healthy Gut Bacteria, Healthy Soil Bacteria

Fun and engaging worksheets with recipes too!

Recipes for Classroom – Click here for easy, quick, no-cook Cool Bean recipes, WINTER

*Recommended for January in honor of Martin Luther King Holiday, or Feb. & Black History Month

Cool Bean & Cultural Connection: SOY Bean & China-Chinese New Year

Nutrition Focus: Vitamins, Phytonutrients, Body Systems

Fun and engaging worksheets with recipes too! 

Recipes for Classroom – Click here for easy, quick, no-cook Cool Bean recipes, WINTER

*Recommended for February, recognizing Chinese New Year

Cool Bean & Cultural Connection: LENTIL Bean & India-Festival of Colors 

Nutrition Focus: Macronutrients & Micronutrients, Value of Exercise

Fun and engaging worksheets with recipes too! 

Recipes for ClassroomClick here for easy, quick, no-cook Cool Bean recipes for SPRING

*Recommended for March, the month of India’s Festival of Colors

Bean & Cultural Connection: BLACK Bean & Brazil-Amazon Rainforest (Earth Month)

Nutrition Focus: Eating for the Planet, Water is Life!

Fun and engaging worksheets with recipes too! 

Grades K-1

Recipes for Classroom – Click here for, easy, quick, no-cook Cool Bean recipes for SPRING

*Recommended for April, in recognition of Earth Day

Cool Bean & Cultural Connection: PINTO Bean & Mexico-Cinco de Mayo

Nutrition Focus: Brain (mental) Health, Healthy Fats & Circulatory System​

Fun and engaging worksheets coming soon!

Recipes for Classroom – Click here for easy, quick, no-cook Cool Bean recipes for SPRING

*Recommended for May, honoring Cinco de Mayo & Mexican Pride 

​Elevate nutrition education to a daily practice without adding more than 30 seconds to your opening routine, with LGK’s fun, easy and free Daily Scoop Program, a valuable enrichment component for the Cool Beans from Around the World nutrition curriculum.  

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