This month I wanted to provide you with a fun nutrition education activity that can be used in the upper grades. Food Group Trivia Time can be used with students in Intermediate, Middle School and High School classes. (Watch the YouTube Video Walk Through) I realize that the main educational outcomes for this activity are… Continue reading Food Group Trivia Time (for upper grades)
Did you know that it’s National Nutrition Month? It’s also the month of rainbows! Thanks to St. Patrick’s Day, March is the time when we start to see colorful symbols of spring, good luck, and yes – healthy eating! This month I’m bringing you two new Rainbow Food Activities to help teach students the importance… Continue reading Rainbow Food Activities for March
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. It’s such a fun holiday, and of course, I love all of the hearts associated with this day! When my kids were little, I had so much fun helping them make valentines for their friends. One of the underlying goals of Nutrition From the Hart is… Continue reading Fruit & Veggie Valentines
Happy American Heart Month! When you think of hearts in February, you might be thinking about candy hearts and valentines. But did you know that February is American Heart Month? For over 50 years, dietitians, other health professionals, and national organizations have been taking time in February to spread the word about heart disease and… Continue reading American Heart Month Nutrition Education Resources
When it comes to laying a strong foundation for nutrition education, MyPlate will be our starting point. Let’s take a look at how Nutrition From The Hart MyPlate Resources are being built.
When my son was little, a lot of our afternoons were spent running his sister around to after-school activities. Whenever possible, I would find a spot for him to run, jump, and burn off some energy. But sometimes that just wasn’t possible. So, I always had a stash of puzzle activities and games to keep… Continue reading Nutrition Education Find-It Games
When my daughter was in primary school, one of her favorite games was Bug BINGO. She loved potato bugs, lady bugs, and worms (her favorite). She was a well-behaved student and never caused trouble in school, except for the day she chased a boy in the schoolyard with a handful of worms. I remember hearing… Continue reading Nutrition Education BINGO Boards
Today I’m doing something that has been decades in the making – sharing my recipes with the world. I first started creating recipes when I was a little girl, probably around 7 or 8 years old...
When my daughter was in primary school, I was lucky enough to be able to spend time in her classroom. She had amazing teachers and every once in a while, they’d ask me to share a nutrition education activity. This was over 12 years ago (before the age of Pinterest) and I happened to see… Continue reading Nutrition Education Fortune Tellers
When most people think of hearts in February, I’m sure they’re thinking of chocolate hearts, candy hearts, and valentines. Like you, I definitely give plenty of thought to those kinds of hearts. But I also think of the other kind of hearts – the ones beating in everyone’s chest. See, February is American Heart Month.… Continue reading Love Your Heart