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LANA is a research-based curriculum that encourages children to taste, eat and enjoy more fruits and vegetables. This 24 week program (20 minute daily sessions) integrates well into your current curriculum.
• Increases opportunities for children to taste and eat fruits and vegetables
• Provides hands-on experiences with fruits and vegetables
• Creates a supportive environment to eat fruits and vegetables
• Presents role models who eat fruits and vegetables
• Connects classroom activities with home environments
• Is research-based and proven to increase the number of fruits and vegetables kids eat
The development and evaluation of the research-based LANA Program was funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (R01 CA59805), to MDH.
This LANA Kit includes enough materials for 5 participants and consists of:
CURRICULUM (300+ pages)
1 – Complete curriculum in 3-ring binder & carrying case
1 – LANA Training CD
STORYBOOKS (5 copies of each title)
1 set – LANA Storybooks
• Book 1: Lana and Wille Eat Lunch
• Book 2: Lana Plays a Trick on Tenzin
• Book 3: In and Out with Lana and Carlos
• Book 4: Lana and Alisha Plant a Picnic
HANDOUTS (5 copies of each issue)
1 set – Parent’s Talk About Feeding Kids Handouts
• Parents Talk About Feeding Kids, Issue 1
• Parents Talk About Feeding Kids, Issue 2
• Parents Talk About Feeding Kids, Issue 3
• Parents Talk About Feeding Kids, Issue 4
• Parents Talk About Feeding Kids, Issue 5
5 – Lana’s Favorite Recipes Cookbook #822215
PUPPET (32” x 6” x 12”)
1 – Lana the Iguana plush puppet #822222
The LANA Curriculum is aligned with both NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and Head Start Early Learning Framework.
Accreditation documents: NAEYC Accreditation and Head Start Accreditation
"Children who participated in the LANA Preschool Program ate significantly more vegetables at lunch and more total fruits and vegetables throughout the day, according to the LANA study."
©2005, 2010 Minnesota Department of Health