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Thursday, July 31, 2014

It's Your Turn: Be a Good Role Model for Eating and Activity

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, neighbor or teacher, you can be a role model for eating good foods and being active. Children of all ages see what adults are doing and it does make a difference in what they choose. Here are some tips from ChooseMyPlate.gov on how to be a positive role model for eating good foods and being active.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cooking: A Fun Way to Keep Children Reading this Summer!

By Mary Schroeder, Extension educator and registered dietitian

It's important that children keep reading and doing math during the summer so they do not forget what they learned in school. Cooking with children is a fun way for children to practice reading and math. Give these a try.
  • Letter recognition: Have children look at the foods in the cupboard and find a food that starts
    with a certain letter. For example, show children three varieties of soup and have them find one that starts with a "t" (like tomato soup)
    .
  • Counting: Children can count the number of cups of flour that go
    into a pancake batter or count the number of times they stir something.
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