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Urban Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (USNAP-Ed)


Power of Choice

The Power of Choice curriculum is offered in a one-unit module. It incorporates the recommendations of the USDA's new Food Guidance System (MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans). Part One includes the Orientation Session and Basic Nutrition. There are 10 lessons in the curriculum that address topics relating to nutrition education: Nutrition, MyPlate, Dietary Guidelines, Food Safety, Reading Food Labels, Food Preparation, and making Healthy Snacks. The unit lesson consists of the following sections:

  • Objectives
  • Key concepts
  • Lesson plan format (included is a motivational strategy)
  • Description of supplementary instructional materials
  • Equipment and materials
  • Food demonstration (Provided as an additional resource)
  • Practice activities
  • Illustrative examples
  • References
  • Appendices

The delivery mode is primarily print-based in conjunction with overhead transparencies, food models, videotapes, and food demonstrations to reinforce learning objectives.


Curriculum Length

An orientation session is conducted to enroll participants and administer the participant's Pre-assessment Inventory prior to the start of the first lesson. The complete Power of Choice module contains 10 lessons. Each lesson is approximately 60 minutes in length. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion.


Description of Target Audience

Power of Choice is designed for English-speaking youth who attend after-school programs. It is targeted for both males and females. It requires participants to have adequate verbal comprehension ability and the motivation to learn in an interactive group environment.


Power of Choice Curriculum Lessons

The lessons are:

  1. It's Up to You!
  2. How Much Do You Eat?
  3. Get Up and Move!
  4. Are You Label Able?
  5. Tastes Great, Less Fat!
  6. Make Drinks Count!
  7. Snacks: "Chews" for Health
  8. Your Fast Food Order?
  9. Urge to Splurge?
  10. Your Fast Food Order?


USDA logoThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low incomes. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, call 1-800-221-5689 or visit www.fns.usda.gov/snap
This material was funded by a USDA's SNAP Program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.