Blog from the Hart

American Heart Month Nutrition Education Resources

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

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 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

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

Rock-It Fuel™

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.

Triple Melon Salad Decoder

MyPlate Decoders are the top download on 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 LINKS Decoder Activity Pages [Google Slides, PPT, PDF] If you’re new to my decoders,… Continue reading Triple Melon Salad Decoder

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!

Fruit & Veggie Valentines

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

MyPlate 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.

Recipes from the Hart

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…

Love Your Heart

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

Snack Prep

Raise your hand if you ever get “hangry.” You can’t see it, but I assure you mine was the first one up. In fact, I often joke that if you look up hangry in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of me. Maybe breakfast was rushed. A meeting ran over, and lunch was delayed. You… Continue reading Snack Prep