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Farm to Preschool Harvest of the Month

(approved SNAP-Ed curriculum by CA Department of Health)

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The Farm to Preschool Harvest of the Month curriculum is designed for preschool-age children, age 3-5 in any type of child care setting.  The curriculum was developed by the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College through an innovative and scientifically tested evaluation method to capture knowledge, preference and behavior change in preschool aged children. This evaluation yielded statistically significant results compared to control sites.

Farm to Preschool received the 2012 Recognition Award from the Let's Move! Campaign and is now used in classrooms throughout the state and nationally to deliver quality nutrition education to thousands of young children.

Farm to Preschool is more than a curriculum, it is a new way of thinking about fruits and vegetables, a way to teach ourselves, our children and the children we care for where our food comes from and why gardening and locally grown food is part of the good food movement for healthy families and a healthy planet.

Additional CA Farm to Preschool Resources (not CA DPH approved):
CA Harvest of the Month Farm to Preschool Curriculum (Spanish)

CA Harvest of the Month Farm to Preschool Physical Activity Addendum
CA Farm to Preschool Training Manual
CA Farm to Preschool Training Manual (Spanish)

CA Seed to Plate Farm to Preschool Garden Curriculum
CA Preschool Garden Primer

For more information or to schedule a training contact the UEPI Program Director, Rosa Romero at rromero@oxy.edu