Discover MyPlate Curriculum Training for Teachers

Discover MyPlate Curriculum Training for Teachers

Curriculum Training for Teachers Curriculum Training for Teachers Nutrition Education for Kindergarten How to Fit Discover MyPlate into Your Curriculum Easy to integrate into day-to-day curriculum Aligned to national education standards English Language Arts Health Math

See Standards Charts in Teacher's Guide (pp. 10-15) 33 Science Pacing Recommendations 6-week unit or Spread out over the school year 34 Additional Tips to Extend Learning Team up for peer support or to co-teach English Language Arts shopping lists

healthy poetry food alphabet list Math count/sort with beans Social Studies cultural diversity and foods foods grown in your State foods grown/eaten in history 35 Science bean seed race class garden

Physical Education Food Cards relay games School Wellness Policy Connection Review school/districts policy. Identify your role in helping to implement and communicate the policy. How can Discover MyPlate help promote a culture of wellness at your school? 36 How do your

current activities fit into the culture of wellness at your school? Think Healthy in the Classroom Replace food rewards (candy/sweets) with non-food prizes and privileges. Stock classroom reading corners with books about healthy habits and foods. Provide healthy play foods in dramatic play areas (fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk). 37 Celebrate Healthy

Request that parents bring in healthier snacks (see Parent Handout: Snack Time! for ideas). 38 Incorporate physical activity into celebrations. Show Healthy Use classroom decorations and posters that encourage healthier food choices. Limit decorations

featuring sometimes foods, like cupcakes and candy. Create bulletin board displays featuring healthy food choices (fruits, vegetables) and physical activity. What are three ways you can create a healthier classroom? 39 Model Healthy Be physically active. Taste Discover MyPlate Look and Cook

Recipes with your class. 40 Make healthy food choices. Connect to the Cafeteria in Every Lesson Explore workings of the v cafeteria. Examine the school breakfast or lunch menu. Meet cafeteria personnel. Have you met your schools nutrition professionals

or Nutrition Services Director? 41 Engage the Community Local gardens or school gardens Local dietitians or dietetic students/interns 42 Local chefs, culinary students Local

Cooperative Extension staff Local farmers, grocers, community groups, and businesses (for food donations and/or funding) Engage Parents Send home parent handouts, emergent readers, and STAR charts. Invite parents to Food Club

activities. Send home information about school lunch and breakfast. 43 Ask your school's parent organization for help with Discover MyPlate. Involve parents in healthier

classroom celebrations. Make. Learn. Taste. The food preparation activities are a great way to get kids to try new foods. They look forward to it each [week]. They ask What are we going to make today? Teacher, Pilot Study School Food Club activities: Provide opportunities to explore healthy foods. Help children overcome reluctance to trying new foods. Build skills through hands-on experiences. Make learning fun. Help change eating behaviors. 44

Food Club Tips The Crunchy Rainbow Wrap (Lesson 3) was a big hit. I overheard this was the best day ever. Teacher, Pilot Study School Tips and Strategies: Consider location (classroom, cafeteria). Follow your school's food allergy policies. Use safe food-handling practices. Consider small groups, assembly lines, or partner teaching. Team up with parents, school nutrition services, and community chefs or dietitians. 45 Food Allergies

Fish Soybeans Tree nuts Shellfish Eight most common food allergens Milk Peanuts Wheat 46 Eggs

Know the Symptoms Hives Face, tongue, or lip swelling Flushed skin or rash Tingling or itchy sensation in the mouth Dizziness and/or lightheadedness Vomiting and/or diarrhea Food allergy symptoms can appear within a

few minutes or a few hours. Coughing or wheezing Swelling of the throat and vocal cords Difficulty breathing Loss of consciousness 47 Abdominal cramps Food Safety Follow food

safety practices on page 5 of the Teacher's Guide Visit http://www.foodsafety.gov for more food safety resources 48 Teach students about hand washing in Lesson 1

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