The purpose of the 9-Minute Nutrition Ninja curricular program is to incorporate food in the classroom all year long in fun, actionable ways. The 9-Minute Nutrition Ninja wants to instill a knowledge of nutrition and encourage students to think about their food, their bodies, and their community. We understand and sympathize with the many time constraints and demands placed on our teachers. This is a teacher-friendly supplement to current curricula meant to be a quick lesson in food and food nutrition for kindergarten through 5th grades. Additionally, the 9-Minute Nutrition Ninja offers opportunities to taste and examine the food discussed.
The end result ideally will be increased participation and a more open dialogue on the foods that students of this age need for their minds and bodies to grow. The unfortunate truth in the current reality is that many students have not heard of, much less tasted, some of the most nutritious and flavorful foods that their bodies needs. We ask you to devote nine minutes per day or per week to talk about food and nutrition and watch as students grow and develop healthy food habits and attitudes they can keep throughout their lives.