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The Facts About Chocolate Milk
Milk, flavored or not, is a good source of important nutrients for kids. This fact sheet is a helpful tool for school staff to give to parents, school administrators, community members and just about anyone else who asks!
Eating for Peak Performance
Back by popular demand, Eating for Peak Performance has been revised to reflect MyPlate recommendations and the latest scientific research on sports nutrition. This set of 5 copy masters is designed for coaches of middle school and high school athletes. Student athletes will learn about the basics of a healthy eating plan, in addition to facts on fluids, fuel for training and competition and how to achieve a healthy weight.
Contains the following sections:
Reach for a Healthy Beverage
Answer the question: "What Should I Drink?" and help kids and parents learn to read beverage labels and understand how drink choices stack up nutritionally. Kids and parents can see that beverage choices like milk, water and 100% are important for good health.
Oregon Order Form
Oregon Primary Care Providers (MD, PA, NP, RD) use order form for selected FREE patient education materials for use in your office/clinic. New for 2011 - no charge for shipping and handling.
Calcium and Kids
Calcium builds the foundation for a lifetime of bone health. Yet, most kids don't get enough. Here are helpful tips for getting enough calcium and vitamin D every day, including how to manage lactose intolerance.
Updated! Vitamin D: A New Look at an Old Vitamin
New research is expanding our knowledge of the functions of vitamin D, beyond its traditional role in calcium absorption and bone health. For this reason, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently convened a committee to examine the research and update their dietary recommendation for this all-important nutrient. This monograph provides the health professional with an overview of the new areas of research, a summary of the recently updated recommendations and practice points to optimize the vitamin D status of patients and clients.
A game of artistic fun and nutrition for 4 or more players, grades K-5. Players sketch or sculpt clay into nutrient-rich food and others guess what food it is.
What Food Am I?
A nutrition game for grades 2-5. Read clues for nutrient-rich foods from all food groups and have kids guess the name.
Milk and Cheese - Storybooks of Recipes and Tips
(La Leche y El Queso - Cuentos de Recetas y Consejos)
For caregivers of young children, these colorful 4-page storybooks with fairy tale "helpers" bring tasty recipes and easy tips for enjoying nutrient-rich milk and cheese everyday. Developed to help use foods in the WIC food package, the storybooks will help all moms and families eat well and on a budget.
Download the black and white file to print 4 pages on 8.5" x 11" paper. Color brochure also available for purchase.
For students and parents, these activity sheets help families make snacks nutritious and fun. "Are you snack smart?" challenges students to build a snack with food groups and nutrients in mind. "Zip-It, Dip-It, Roll-It, Mix-It" gives lots of food group ideas for healthy snacks. The parent sheet includes two snack recipes, plan ahead advice, variety and serving size information.
Healthy Eating for Your Preschooler
This 2-page download helps parents feed children ages 2-5 years. An easy-to-read food group chart shows daily serving amounts appropriate for each age group. It also includes tips for feeding and getting children involved in the kitchen. This is a perfect follow-up guide to How to Feed Your Baby Step-by-Step.
Tips for Packing a Healthy Lunch
Studies comparing adults who eat out with those who eat in or pack a lunch show those who eat out consume fewer foods from the USDA "Food Groups to Encourage" - milk, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Eating at home or packing a lunch can add up to 32% fewer calories and $16 less spent on food. For kids, packing a lunch is a great opportunity to learn nutrition basics, while encouraging them to enjoy eating a tasty lunch.
Help Children Be Good Eaters
Parents want to help their children be healthy and "good eaters" but many may need guidance. Respected author Ellyn Satter, Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, offers simple, evidence-based support for parents and care providers. This 2-page handout has clear directions with positive explanations.
Caterpillars Snack Lesson with Recipe Cards (ages 3-5)
Reading, science, math and cooking are a part of this activity for teachers, care providers and parents to use with young children.
Think your Drink Mini-Poster and Label Activity
Teach math and nutrition with this graph comparison of 8 beverages. Use with accompanying Nutrition Facts Label lesson. For additional lessons and a colorful poster, order Think Your Drink poster.
Many claims are being made about the health benefits of probiotics; however, probiotics research has not sorted out all the specific details yet. Consumers who understand the basics about "the beneficial strains" of bacteria and yeast can better sort through the facts and the unknowns.
Calcium: Got it? Get it! Toolkit
A calcium nutrition lesson for teens complete with slide presentation, recipes, handouts and more.
What is Normal
Downloadable lessons, handouts and links to research about teen body image, nutrition and physical activity. Downloadable graphic of poster for slide presentation.
School Wellness Newsletter
Developed by Oregon's Wellness In School Environments workgroup, this colorful newsletter is designed for teachers, administrators, parents, health professionals, and community members looking for nutrition and physical activity ideas to help implement school wellness policies.
Whey Protein: Nutritional Powerhouse
This newsletter for Health Professionals provides thorough reviews of published literature. Written by leading experts and published quarterly by Dairy Council of California, Health Connections summarizes current thinking and gives practical solutions for clients.
(Grades: K-6) Students who eat breakfast do better in school. This guide gives two weeks of nutritious, quick-fix breakfast or snack ideas. Included are three MyPlate Smoothie recipes.
In our fast-paced world, make mealtime one of your top priorities. Studies tell us that kids who eat with others are healthier, have better communication skills and do better in school. This resource includes a step-by-step plan of action for making meals a priority, plus four quick recipes. Available in color or as a reproducible master in the Catalog.
Take the guess-work out of when, what and how much to feed little ones, from birth to 2 years of age with this handy chart. It is designed to be reproduced and used with individuals or groups.
Disordered eating in children as young as 8 to 11 can be easily overlooked. The signals are there—dieting, vegetarianism, excessive "workouts", and body dissatisfaction. This backgrounder describes disordered eating and gives practitioners the tools to identify and treat the problem early.
A fun-filled breakfast, nutrition & reading program for K-2nd grade students! Start Smart Eating & Reading uses popular children's books to help students discover the importance of breakfast. Five modules offer no-cook food activities and classroom activities about smart eating. Includes parent newsletters.
Curriculum prepared jointly by the 4-H Youth Development and Family and Community Development programs of the Oregon State University Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Education.
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Quick activities about nutrition that compliment other subjects such as reading, math, science and health. Use alone or order the colorful Five Food Group Stickers.
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