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Ms. Painter from SeaTac WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nutrition Through Nonfiction

Help me give my students mentor texts for teaching nutrition and a pocket chart for modeling healthy choices!

  • $170 goal

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My Students

My third grade students are full of love and light and they walk into my classroom ready to learn each day. That gives me encouragement and pushes me to want to be a better teacher and have a better classroom for them.

My students face a lot of challenges as our school is a Title I school in Washington in a rural area where a high percentage of our students eat free and reduced-price lunch and live in poverty.

A lot of our students have experienced trauma and lack resources to help them cope with their life experiences. Many students also speak a home language other than English, which can present additional learning struggles. My students are determined to overcome these challenges and stay successful, lifelong learners, but they need the tools and resources to do so.

My Project

My passion is teaching my students life skills. What are they going to need to know how to do in real life? I can't think of anything more important than keeping their bodies healthy. I am asking for a series of mentor texts to supplement my nutrition curriculum and a MyPlate pocket chart to model healthy food choices. Requested books include Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition, Gregory the Terrible Eater, Cami Kangaroo Has Too Many Sweets, N is for Nutrition: Rhymes by the Alphabet, and National Geographic Kids Cookbook: A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure.

My students come from homes that often struggle to put food on the table and then they come to school and are surrounded by unhealthy choices.

My goal with this project is to be able to use these quality books to teach my students about nutrition and give them the tools to make the right choices on their own. Healthy habits are often carried with you through adulthood. It is a lot harder to learn about nutrition and health/fitness later on in life. I strongly believe that being healthy is the forefront to every other aspect of life (academics, social life, etc.)

Ms. Painter
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Healthy Helpings MyPlate Pocket Chart • Amazon Business $20.71 1 $20.71
National Geographic Kids Cookbook: A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Cami Kangaroo Has Too Many Sweets • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
N is for Nutrition: Rhymes by the Alphabet • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Why Should I Eat Well? (Why Should I? Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Choose Good Food!: My Eating Tips (Cloverleaf Books - My Healthy Habits) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Gregory, the Terrible Eater • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food (Exploring the Everyday) • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26

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