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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...
 
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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...
 

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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Sometimes you have to think out of the box to get fast-paced older kids to eat healthier. Here are some tips that are working for time-pressed moms: - Dinner ready now - when kids get home from school they are famished. Why not have last night’s dinner leftovers ready for them to heat and eat ... No Battles Better Eating
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This works great with field trips where the students may not have any experience, such as a farm or farmer’s market. The students will write down predictions they have about what they will see or perhaps what is for sale at the market. During the field trips they will takes notes of what they actually ... Fortune Teller
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Barb Miller has a fun summer project for kids. Take kids on a field trip to a farmer’s market or farm to buy/see how fruits and vegetables are raised. Then come back and prepare and sample some of these fresh fruits and vegetables. For example, take children strawberry picking...