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Educational links index

 

These are superb links to information about nutrition, nutrition crafts, and other related activities.

Dental Health:  Mouth Healthy™ Kids > Visit the Dentist with Marty

Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini
Excellent online and printable fun activities for foods A to Z

Food Safety at Home, School and when eating out Coloring Book
Courtesy of USDA/Food Safety and Inspection Service

DLTK's Nutrition Section

Gardening > Fruits and Vegetables links

Healthy Hopping

Jumping rope is fun and good for you, too! Learn nine different single rope stunts along with jump rope rhymes and games.

MyPlate Resources

MyPlate > choosemyplate.gov
Parents: Guidelines for preschoolers | ages 6-11

Provided by:  USDA-Food and Nutrition Service

For child care center staff - preschoolers >
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate

Free garden-themed nutrition education kit that introduces children to: three fruits and three vegetables.


For children:  MyPlate Kid's Place [Grades 1-6]
Games, activity sheets, videos, recipes, parent & educator resources.

For kindergarten teachers >
Discover MyPlate
Nutrition Education for Kindergarten - Teacher's Kit [PDF files|
Free fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during — kindergarten.  Meets education standards for Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health.

Provided by:  Team Nutrition FNS.USDA

 

Where Your Food Comes From
To introduce children to the history of many of our favorite foods as well as their origins.  Designed for 4th and 5th graders.

Specific Foods Links 

Apples and more
Apple education, history and legends, apple facts, varieties, growing apples, nutrition, recipes, orchards.  Courtesy of the University of Illinois Extension.

Choosecherries.com

Cherries - Americas "Super Fruit," learn about cherries array of health benefits, their year-round availability, and a variety of ways to enjoy them in your diet every day.

Great Corn Adventure
Zea Mays explains the importance of corn, how it grows, and its thousands of different uses.  Courtesy of the University of Illinois Extension.

Strawberries and more

Your guide to growing strawberries, u-pick strawberry farms, strawberry nutrition, recipes and selection & care.  Courtesy of the University of Illinois Extension.

Raspberries and more
Your guide to growing raspberries, farms, nutrition, recipes and selection & care.  Courtesy of the University of Illinois Extension.

Pumpkins and more
Pumpkin education, history, facts, varieties, growing pumpkins, nutrition, recipes.  Courtesy of the University of Illinois Extension.


Turkey for the Holidays

Cooking techniques, selection, carving, side dishes, turkey facts, nutrition, leftovers, history and lore, turkey fun.  Courtesy of the University of Illinois Extension.

Watermelon.org
Watermelon games, activities, lesson plans, and recipes.

Recipe Source
Search for children's craft and food Recipes