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Nutrition is part of Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike.


Written on a high third/low fourth grade level with airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated transition skills and Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence.


Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible.


Lessons in Daily Living Skills--Nutrition include:


  • The food pyramid*
  • Serving size
  • Food labels
  • Value of vitamins
  • Divide your plate
  • "ChooseMyPlate" meal planning
  • Calorie counting
  • Calculating your weight
  • Nutrition tracker
  • Exercising
  • Free fitness
  • Eat on the cheap
  • Daily meal planning
  • This new edition includes information on "ChooseMyPlate" meal planning, tracking and videos along with lessons on overcoming reluctance and insights on emotional eating.


*The food pyramid, Divide your plate and ChooseMyPlate systems are all offered here as their different visual approaches may be clearer to different students.


Also included are Parent Verification Letters to meet federal mandates for family involvement, answer key, and grading sheet.


Nutrition, Kitchen Basics, Grocery Shopping and Meal Planning make an excellent cooking unit.


A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry.


Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include:


Building Character

Cleaning House

Doing Laundry

Dress for Success

Everyday Manners

Fair Fighting

Getting a Paycheck

Grocery Shopping

Kitchen Basics

Making Conversation

Making Meals

Managing Stress


Paying Bills

Safe Dating

Staying Healthy

Time Managment



Who Am I? College and Career


A Power Point presentation for students, parents and/or administrators is provided here to outline and explain the program in a quick but comprehensive manner. The Power Point is free.


Videos for Making Meals and Cleaning house are also included for free on this website.


Teacher's Manual (sold separately) provides tips on organizing and setting-up a transition program, pre- and post-test assessments, class grading sheets, written ITP goals for each workbook to plug into annual IEP's, and code numbers and definitions for federal transition standards for each book.


A Powerpoint presentation is available free on this site to introduce your class/parents/administrators to the program.


Follow me here and on Facebook at Transition 2 Life for tips and free lessons.


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