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Frequently Used Tools:

Power U

Power U CoverPower U is an innovative curriculum that contains ten 30-minute lessons developed for fourth grade students by professors in the UT Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Department. The message centers around the positive impact that healthy eating combined with daily physical activity have on health status, especially on preventing excessive weight gain. The lessons are interactive and fun for students and teachers. The Tennessee K-8 Healthful Living Standards are identified for each lesson.

The Power U Teaching Kit includes:

  • Teachers guide
  • Food cards for fiber, calcium, and fruit and vegetables
  • Music CD
  • VHS tape on portions
  • Reproducible masters for the family newsletters, student activity sheets and transparency masters

Funds for the development of Power U curriculum were provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, the Memorial Foundation and Tennessee Farm Bureau Groups: Tennessee Rural Health and Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies.

The Tennessee Department of Education School Nutrition Program contributed funds to assist with printing costs.

Your county Extension office can provide you with more information about Power U in your county.