Montana State University

Online course covers food and nutrition for elementary teachers

May 31, 2011

An online course for elementary teachers helps bring food, nutrition and school gardening topics into the classroom.   High-Res Available

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BOZEMAN - An online graduate course from Montana State University helps elementary teachers improve their understanding of food and nutrition topics and discover a variety of lesson plans and classroom activities to bring the topics into the classroom. The six-week course is offered through Montana State Online and the National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN).

"Food and Nutrition Across the Elementary Curriculum" (HDFN 580) offers one MSU graduate credit.

The course will help teachers enhance their personal understanding of food and nutrition concepts and issues and improve their ability to promote healthy habits. The course is also appropriate for educators who are involved in school wellness efforts and those who are interested in school gardens and "Farm to School" efforts.

The course, which runs June 13 through July 29, is offered completely online and can be applied towards MSU's new online graduate certificates for science teachers or toward a master's degree in science education.

For more information or to register, visit, email or call (406) 994-3062.

Lisa Brown, (406) 994-6550 or