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Professor Popcorn is a nutrition education curriculum for youth in schools where 50% or more of the students receive free or reduced lunch.  The program is free and uses a hands- on, interactive teaching approach.  Weekly class sessions (n=5) are about 45 minutes in length. Professor Popcorn ‘s curriculum currently fulfills many of the Indiana Academic Standards for Science and Health.  At each class, youth are actively involved in the educational session, get to prepare and sample recipes from each food group and are physically active.  The target audience is third grade students.


Program’s goals include helping youth:

1.    Choose and use food for good health
           consistent with MyPyramid.

2.    Choose and use foods for good health
           consistent with the 2005 Dietary
           Guidelines for Americans.

3.    Improve food safety and preparation
           practices by following the Fight Bac!

4.    Enjoy being physically active.