Happy National Nutrition Month! I am so excited to tell you about a new partnership and project that I've been working on with Hip Hop Public Health and OPEN! If you’ve been following my work for any length of time, you know that I believe nutrition education can be fun! In fact, it’s better if it’s fun!… Continue reading Go, Slow, Whoa with Lil Sugar
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
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
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
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)