Smart Education

Welcome! Implementing strategies to offer, promote, and educate about healthful food and beverage options can be an important challenge. To be successful, it is essential to garner support and involve school leaders, school staff, school administration, families, and students. Your hard work can really make a difference, and with guidance from this toolkit, you can help make the healthy choice the easy choice in your school.

Welcome to the Healthy Education section of the Smart Choices Toolkit! This section provides sample activities and evidence-based curriculum to be used both in the classroom and out of school time. This section will provide curriculum and other resources so that you can bring nutrition education messages into your lessons. The materials are aligned with both the Boston Public Schools Health Education Frameworks and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for math, science, social studies, language arts, and health. The lessons emphasize literacy learning across the curriculum.
Looking for professional development sessions on health education curriculum? Contact Barbara Huscher-Cohen at

Thank you for committing to the health of your school community by offering education around smart choices. We appreciate your participation as we work together to actively promote the health and wellness of all Boston Public School students to advance both their healthy development and readiness to learn.

What will I find in this section?
Principals and Wellness Councils
• Smart Education Materials and Resources
• Health education curriculum books
Out of School Time Providers
• Smart Education Materials and Resources
• Food and Fun About Guide