Nutrition Education for Kindergarten
As a The mother, you feel responsible for a whole lot of things when it comes to your family. Since you are the one taking care of the household and preparing most, if not all the meals they take, you must include nutrition in your list of things to learn more about and study further. This is especially important if your children are still quite young and currently in a stage of playfulness and difficulty in getting fed and reluctant to eat nutritious food. You must take it upon yourself to look for new recipes that would make healthy food more enticing and easier to get down for them.
The Nutrition education is the most important issue that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children in kindergarten.
Kindergarten teachers can meet education standards for Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Health using the 6 ready-to-go and interactive lessons. Children become food-smart as they practice counting, reading, writing, and more. Fun characters and developmentally appropriate activities engage children in:
- Exploring healthy choices from each food groups
- Discovering the colorful variety of fruits and vegetables and how they grow
- Identifying feelings of hunger and fullness
- Selecting balanced meals and healthy snacks
- Experiencing the fun and importance of being physically active
Available: Printed materials (Discover MyPlate) are available only to schools, childcare providers and summer meal programs participating in one of USDA’s Child Nutrition programs. To request printed materials, use our online order form and allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
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