We aren’t born with the ability to practice self-care. Human babies, of course, must have others to take care of all of their needs. As children get older and learn to take care of basic tasks, they start to learn self-care. Some tasks will likely be learned at home, like cleaning their bodies, brushing their… Continue reading Self-Care Pumpkin Patch
My Apple Movement Cubes were super popular and quickly gained hundreds of downloads. So, I thought everyone might enjoy a little October fun with these Pumpkin and Squash Movement Cubes. Pumpkins and squash represent the Fall harvest and October fun. This packet features a cast of skeletons performing balance boosts as well as Pumpkin &… Continue reading Pumpkin & Squash Movement Cubes
One more serving of fruits or vegetables each day. Self-care. It’s not a new term, but it’s one that we have been hearing a lot over the past few years. What do you think of when you hear the term self-care? Bubble baths and going to the spa? Having a good bedtime routine and getting… Continue reading Nutrition as Self-Care Part 1
Back to school means a lot of things. In Central New York it means the start of apple season! We're lucky to have apple and pear trees in our yard, and they're the inspiration for this month's free teacher resources. Movement Cubes are print, cut, glue and fold tools that can be used in so… Continue reading Apple Season Movement Cubes
It’s back-to-school time! I have so many memories about back-to-school time - as a student myself, as well as being a parent of two. In fact, my family is preparing for back-to-school time right now. There is the excitement of shopping for backpacks and school supplies, and picking just the right outfit for the first… Continue reading Getting To Know You Fortune Tellers
Rock-It Fuel is a classroom-based nutrition education program designed to help your students understand why fruits and vegetables are so good for their bodies and encourage them to eat them every day.
MyPlate Decoders are the top download on NutritionFromTheHart.com. Triple Melon Salad is the most requested summer food in my house! So, I thought I'd put both of those top requests into a new fresh-for-summer activity update! TRIPLE MELON SALAD DECODER FILE LINKSDecoder Activity Pages [Google Slides, PPT, PDF] If you're new to my decoders, you… Continue reading Triple Melon Salad Decoder
I’m so excited to let you know that my first nutrition education course is now live! During the past few months, I’ve been working tirelessly to prepare this course to help you understand the why and how of nutrition education. This course answers these 2 essential questions: Why is nutrition education important for elementary school… Continue reading Help launch my new on-demand training platform!
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