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Hear - See - Do Nutrition Education

From a comprehensive nutrition education curriculum to 5-minute Move and Learn activities, Healthy Kids Challenge® has resources that help educators support kids with making healthy eating and physical activity choices.  
 

At school, HKC resources

  • integrate nutrition and movement to build interest in math, science, and language arts.

  • meet health education standards, especially for practicing goal setting, health-enhancing behaviors, interpersonal communication, and advocating healthy eating and physical activity.

  • meet wellness policies.

  • support healthy behaviors leading to academic success.
     

In community programs, 

  • activity ideas are hands-on and provide a healthy “twist” so that kids look forward to them. 

  • action ideas develop environments that support kids with healthy habits.

 

Examples of ideas and tools 

  • Curriculum:  Balance My Day™ is a comprehensive nutrition education.  Outcomes are based on HECAT (Centers for Disease Control Health Education Analysis Tool).  The curriculum includes a section for school nutrition services.  The curriculum Taste and Learn activities work great for classrooms and afterschool programs.  Every classroom lesson has a Move and Learn activity that connects nutrition and physical activity.

  • Resources for wellness councils:  Take Healthy Action is an action planning guidebook and Health Works is a great getting started toolkit with ideas for classroom, school nutrition, staff wellness, and parents.

  • Health fairs and parent events:  Explore MyPlate and Ready, Set, Cook, and Eat are fun learning events. HKC incentive and T-shirts make the events even more fun. Healthy6 Parent Tips are reproducible handouts.

  •  Try HKC's free E-newsletter

  • WOWS (Wonderful Opportunities with Schools)
    Every other week, the brief E-newsletter provides an easy-to-use “Hear, See, and Do” idea in a variety of topics. It includes a simple “copy and paste” parent tip, educators find handy for family connections.
     

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