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Wellness Policy, Healthy Snack Ideas, & Helpful Websites

Healthy Snack Ideas

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES

•· Child Nutrition USDA - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

•· Improve Your Children's Education - How parents and Families can help their children do better in school. Sponsored by Family Involvement Partnership for Learning.

•· School Nutrition Association - Includes recipes for kids.

•· Eat Right - Sponsored by the American Dietetics Association.

•· Nutrition Explorations - Sponsored by the National Dairy Council. The site provides nutrition education for educators, parents and children. Fun activities listed.

•· Nutrition Data - Information on fast food.

•· Kid's Health - Sponsored by the Nemours Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to children's health.

•· Student's Guide to Nutrition - Sponsored by BestColleges.com.  A guide on nutrition and making smart healthy choices in school.

 

Nutrition for Kids: Activities and WebQuests

  • Meet the Five Food Groups – This game is geared toward primary school children, and encourages them to learn all about the five basic food groups.
  • The Amazing Food Detective – Play this awesome, interactive game for primary kids all the way to high school. It helps teach kids about nutrients and how they affect the body.
  • Arthur’s Lunch-o-Matic – A fun game for elementary school aged kids, with their favorite character Arthur. This game helps them to make healthy choices for lunch.
  • Fruit & Veggie Games – This page has a few fun online games for kids aged 2-5, all about fruits and vegetables.
  • Grab a Grape – An interactive game for middle school students, encouraging them to learn about weight control, food facts, food & sports, and much more.
  • Fast Food Explorer – A very interesting website that lets middle school and secondary students figure out how many calories and how much fat is in that popular fast food.
  • The Food Museum – An absolute treasure trove of all things food, this fun and interactive website features videos, exhibits, and much more relating to food. Geared toward secondary level students.
  • Cool Food Quiz – A fun and easy quiz to help kids of all ages decide what good foods they are eating, and which ones are not so great.
  • Virtual Grocery Store – Take your students or child shopping in this virtual grocery store to make good food choices! Levels primary-middle school. 

 Printable Activities

  • Food Pyramid Poster – Print out this handy poster for elementary school level children and above that show the basic food groups.
  • Healthy Heart – Nutrition plays a big role in heart health. Print out this helpful pamphlet/poster discussing heart health and you.
  • Food Groups Word Search – For grades K-3, this printable word search puzzle features the food groups.
  • Nutrition Log – For secondary/high school students, this printable or downloadable log helps track food and caloric intake.
  • What’s Your Eating Style? – This printable flowchart is designed for middle school children and helps them determine how to get their 3 servings of calcium per day.
  • Grocery Store Map – A fun printable for elementary school kids that helps them find the healthy foods in a store.

 WebQuests

  • The Fabulous Five – A fun WebQuest for primary to middle school students, emphasizing the 5 major food groups.
  • Fast Food Choices – This WebQuest is designed for middle to high school kids, and discusses making smarter fast food choices.
  • Mrs. Phillips’ Nutrition WebQuest – This WebQuest takes about 5 days to complete and discusses all things nutrition related. For elementary school.
  • A Healthier Life – Focusing on good nutrition, a WebQuest made for middle school students.
  • Nutrition WebQuest – A very easy to follow WebQuest that focuses on nutritional guidelines, food groups, and calories. For middle to secondary school.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – A fun WebQuest for elementary school children regarding eating good foods versus bad ones.
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