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Jill Eisenberg, MS, RD, CDN, provides the nutrition education for National Nutrition Month at her children’s K-5 elementary school. This year’s theme is “Eat a Rainbow” to focus on the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables. Jill decorated the halls with colorful fruit and vegetable balloons and posters....
 
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I had to quickly come up with an activity for 4 and 5 year old migrant school students. They were coming to tour the hospital and one of the teachers asked specifically for an activity with Dietary. Not only did I have limited Spanish, it also had been a...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
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This fun game gets kids moving and finding healthy foods. Place Mat Relay You need: • Lots of pictures of food • One 11-by-17 sheet of paper for each team. Draw circles representing a plate and glass on a place mat. Print the following on each: • healthful drink • healthful grain • healthful protein ... Placemat Relay
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Shauna Schultz, RD, plays games to keep kids interested in nutrition and health education. 1. Set up different stations for children to participate in, making sure each activity is age appropriate. Station ideas include melon dumbells, apple toss and broccoli forest (obstacle course), carrot javelin throw and a rainbow track. 2. You may choose to ... Nutrition Olympics
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Popular advice for parents from professionals includes offering healthy choices and allowing kids to choose what and how much. This is good but if you really want to increase a kid’s likelihood of eating fruits and vegetables, get him or her involved in shopping and preparing the food. Here...