education

Tom Turkey’s Shopping List

Normalize Healthy Eating, Get a Physical Activity Break, Learn Math w/Money Thanksgiving time is such an important opportunity for children to enjoy seasonal vegetables and fruits while celebrating a wonderful meal with family. Thanksgiving is not an appropriate time to say that one food is good and another food is bad. Food is an important… Continue reading Tom Turkey’s Shopping List

Self-Care

Nutrition as Self-care Part 2: Hydration

Last month I introduced the idea of nutrition as a form of self-care, Today I’d like to talk about another aspect of nutrition to think of as self-care: hydration. I’m sure you know it’s important to be hydrated, but many people only think about it when they’re sick, exercising, or when it’s hot out and… Continue reading Nutrition as Self-care Part 2: Hydration

Self-Care

Self-Care Pumpkin Patch

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

education

Pumpkin & Squash Movement Cubes

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

education

Getting To Know You Fortune Tellers

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

education, MyPlate, Recipes

Triple Melon Salad Decoder

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

education, MyPlate, professional development

Help launch my new on-demand training platform!

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!