Resources

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Developing the Senses: Guess the Fruit or Vegetable [activity]
What to do Put a fruit or vegetable in a small paper bag. Have the children sit in a circle and guess what is in the bag without looking inside.…
Nutrition and Wellness for Early Childhood, Health & Well-Being
Follow the Red Pepper [activity]
What to do This is an adapted version of “Follow the Leader.” Ask a volunteer to be the “Red Pepper” leader. Give the “Red Pepper” the…
Nutrition and Wellness for Early Childhood, Health & Well-Being
From a Grain of Wheat [activity]
What to say Begin this lesson with a discussion of favorite breads. Which group on the MyPlate has bread in it? What other food is in that group?…
Nutrition and Wellness for Early Childhood, Health & Well-Being
Fruit/Vegetable Group Picture Cards [activity]
What to do Click on Download resource in upper right hand corner for cards. Give each child one of the Fruit or Vegetable Group picture cards…
Nutrition and Wellness for Early Childhood, Health & Well-Being Activity
Hot Potato [activity]
What to say There are many good vegetables to eat. We need to eat vegetables every day. What are some of your favorites? What do you like about…
Nutrition and Wellness for Early Childhood, Health & Well-Being
Rising Bread [activity]
What to do Tell the story of making bread, below. Tell the kids to move in the parts of the story where they can act out what’s happening. (Show…
Nutrition and Wellness for Early Childhood, Health & Well-Being Activity
Sink Those Germs - Wash Your Hands [activity]
What to do Youth try to “sink germs” by tossing beanbag “germs” into a container. The game uses 6 beanbags to correspond with the 6 times it is…
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Suggested Reading List of Nutrition and Physical Activity Themed Books for Grades K-3
Use this convenient list to find books related to nutrition and physical activity. Books are divided into categories which include fruits and…
Nutrition and Wellness for Early Childhood, Health & Well-Being
The Apple Says [activity]
What to do Play this game like “Simon Says.” With small children, have them all participate. Explain to only do the exercise if “The Apple Says”…
Nutrition and Wellness for Early Childhood, Health & Well-Being