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!

education, MyPlate

Food Group Trivia Time (for upper grades)

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)

education

Rainbow Food Activities for March

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

education

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

education

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

education

Nutrition Education Find-It Games

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