Nourish California is a bold, new initiative designed to increase food literacy and build healthy communities. The nonprofit initiative provides free educational resources for use in California’s K-12 schools.
Our vision is to engage thousands of schools and millions of students in a meaningful conversation about food, health, and sustainability. If you are a K-12 teacher, school administrator, farm-to-school or garden coordinator, food service staff member, health professional, environmental educator, or nonprofit support provider, we invite you to join the network.
What You Receive
Nourish California offers educators an ever-growing menu of resources for teaching and learning. You’ll receive:
- A free DVD of the award-winning half-hour PBS special, Nourish: Food + Community and 11 short films. Includes Spanish-language subtitles. (Grades 4–12)
- A free download of the acclaimed, standards-aligned Nourish Curriculum Guide. Includes Spanish-language student handouts. (Grades 4-12)
- Free access to the online collection of Nourish short films. (Grades 4–12)
- Announcements about Nourish educator seminars and professional learning programs. (Grades K–12)
The Nourish Curriculum Guide aligns with California content standards for Science, History–Social Science, English–Language Arts, Health Education, and Environmental Principles and Concepts. Download a correlation to California content standards.
Eligibility for Free Resources
Nourish California materials are available free-of-charge to any K-12 educator in California, including nonprofit support providers. Educators receive one DVD per sign-up, with free shipping. If you need additional copies for your school, district, or organization, please contact us.