Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Rob Weisskirch


During ages 3 to 5, children start to develop their own food choices. Because of this ability, children benefit from education on nutrition and learning how to differentiate healthy foods from unhealthy foods. If children do not have adequate nutrition education, they are at risk of developing unhealthy eating habits, which later on could have negative effects on children’s health. To address the lack of nutrition education in preschoolers, I created a three-day lesson plan about healthy eating choices for preschoolers at the Valle Verde Migrant and Seasonal Head Start in Greenfield, California.