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


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

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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 LINKSDecoder Activity Pages [Google Slides, PPT, PDF] If you're new to my decoders, you… Continue reading Triple Melon Salad Decoder

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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!

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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)


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