Nutrition Unit

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  1. miss jennifer

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    I have to prepare a nutrition unit for kindergarten. I have a learning center already made up, where the students will sort picture cards as either being nutritious or non-nutritious. I wanted to know if anyone had any idea where I could look to find ideas for lessons / activities for the students. I am not sure where to start. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Talk about the food pyramid, look through magazines for healthy foods and have them cut them out. Have a healthy snack day and have them make something.
     
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    I am a preschool teacher turned Supervisor of Food Services. You can check out the USDA web site on child nutrition for activities. The Dairy Council also has activities. When I taught after school classes, I found so much on the internet that I could not begin to use all of it.

    Books I like to use:
    Gregory the Terrible Eater
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    To find more, run a search on Amazon.com (picture books, food)
     
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    We have a woman from the local University Extension Center who comes to our school. She teaches the kids using a variety of lessons with songs, puppets, stories, etc. You might check to see if that would be a possibility for you.

    We have the Chef Combo puppet, too. There are lots of printables for use in your classroom. You can find information here: http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/educators/lessons/chef-combo/chef-rnav-edu.asp
     
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    Have parents send in healthy snack recipes and make a cookbook with titles such as "Sara's Healthy Dip" "Joe's Yummy Granola Bars..." etc.

    Send home a healthy habits chart to use throughout you're unit-parents check off every day if their child had a healthy breakfast (you set the rules for what's considered healthy!), a healthy after school snack, and a healthy supper. After the unit, whoever has above a predermined amount of healthy snacks gets a prize.

    You can buy stickers or make certificates that say "I brought a healthy snack to school today."
     
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