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Food Group Bingo – Nutrition Activity for Kids

Food Group Bingo – Nutrition Activity for Kids
It's easy to be daunted by trying to decide what to eat, and even more so when it comes to how to feed your family.  I have always loved visuals - they help me to understand new concepts and think about how to apply them to my own life.  The USDA has been helping people to understand what makes up a healthy diet for as long as I could remember - but for years, their diagrams were complicated and often confusing.  This "plate" is their most recent version - and makes the most sense to me.  It's...

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Farmer’s Market Scavenger Hunt with Tweens

Farmer’s Market Scavenger Hunt with Tweens
The day before my cooking class with middle school students at Star Academy, they went to the farmer's market to collect our ingredients.  I gave them a scavenger hunt, to encourage them to taste some new ingredients and meet the people who grow our food. A few students wrote about the experience... Visiting the farmer's market was enjoyable for many reasons.  You can talk to the people that sell you your food and ask them questions.  By asking the vendors about what they sell, you know what...

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