Fruit and Veggie Lesson Resources from our Partners in Health
August 28, 2014
We have fantastic partners who are working to make a healthy difference in the lives of individuals, kids and families. This week we want to highlight a few of our Partners in Health who provide exceptional nutrition and physical activity education resources to teach kids healthy habits – like eating more fruits and veggies – as they head back to school.
Learning ZoneXpress has award-winning innovative classroom videos, posters, games, tablets, incentives and more. Owner, president and former FACS teacher, Melanie Nelson’s commitment to developing creative materials for teachers and students brought Healthy Kids Challenge and Learning ZoneXpress together to develop several interactive kids’ activity books.
NourishInteractive is a completely free website devoted towards making nutrition and exercise fun. NourishInteractive.com provides fun, interactive online games for kids that are designed to teach through animation, exploration, and decision-making. It is the first website to create “matching” nutritional tools, one for the parent and one for the child, so the entire family can work as a team to establish good nutrition at home. The site is available in English and Spanish.
Nutrition for Kids is sponsored by 24 Carrot Press, founded in 1995 by Connie Evers, MS, RD, an award-winning registered dietitian who has dedicated her career to promoting the nutritional health of children and adolescents. 24 Carrot Press publishes books and materials that take a positive, fun approach to the more serious issues that affect children today, including obesity, eating disorders, poor eating habits and inactivity.
The OrganWise Guys is an award-winning program teaching the valued fundamentals of proper nutrition and exercise. Teachers, parents and children enthusiastically applaud this age-appropriate, science-based instruction. Healthy Kids Challenge Director and Assistant Director are nutrition content editors and since 1998, have partnered with The OrganWise Guys to help support the development of healthy eating and physical activity habits.