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First-School.ws
Health and Nutrition
Educational Links for Preschool and Elementary

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

Dental Health:
Healthy Mouth Campaign for Kids - 2MIN2X


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

Coloring Activity Books (PDF format) about health and nutrition

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.

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.

MyPlate Resources:

MyPlate > choosemyplate.gov
Parents: Guidelines for preschoolers [printable poster]

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

My Plate Teacher's Tool Kits for Preschool-Kindergarten & Early Elementary


Specific Foods:

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. Enable Flash player

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.