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About NETx: Information about this project, its supporters and goals.

Nutrition Education of Texas (NETx) was developed with partial funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Team Nutrition Training Program and the collaboration, dedication and expertise of staff from the Education Service Centers from Region I and Region XIII, the Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Division, and many other volunteers and individuals in other locations who contributed greatly to the success of this project.

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Nutrition education is a fundamental element in the development of healthy eating and lifestyle habits. The more we can simplify and provide clear and consistent communication to school children, the more effective we will be in suppressing and decreasing the prevalence of obesity and its related complications.

The specific objectives of the grant were to revise and update Texas's previous nutrition education manual, Education for Self-Responsibility IV (published by the Texas Education Agency), to align with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the latest nutrition information, and make the resulting lesson plans available to Texas teachers on the World Wide Web. In NETx, every lesson plan is designed and tailored to address one or more of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills requirements for the appropriate grade and subject.

NETx lesson plans have been updated to reflect up-to-the-minute developments in the fields of nutrition and foods, including explanation and use of the new resource, the MyPyramid food guidance system (replaced by MyPlate). Lesson plans can be used with public school students in grades pre-Kindergarten through High School. The curriculum is multidisciplinary and has lessons specific to fine arts, health, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and vocational education. The integrated nutrition curriculum in NETx can also have an even broader application to other states nationwide because of its web-based format.

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