The main objective of this Kindergarten Nutrition Program is to introduce students to the major pillars of good health; balanced nutrition, exercise, rest, balance and moderation. This will be achieved by presenting the material through sensory teaching methods such as visual, auditory, and by combining visual, auditory and kinesthetic movement through song and games. The students will be encouraged to learn about and try as many different types of fruits and vegetables that they can. At the end of the program, they will be given an opportunity to color one of the Fruit and Veggie puppets that they will carry in the colorful “Fruit and Veggie Parade”.
It is a major objective of this Grade One All You Can Eat Nutrition Program for children to be able to name five food groups and identify the 210 different foods by color, group and overall purpose. Children will be able to define what healthy living is with respect to the food they eat and the lifestyles they choose on a daily basis regarding food, exercise, rest, balance and moderation. Each lesson will include a corresponding coloring worksheet that will be completed independently by each student. The teacher will collect the worksheets at the end of the class, and begin to compile each child’s own What is Healhy Living? storybook which after being completed, will be taken home and shared.
It is a major objective of this Grade Two All You Can Eat Nutrition Program for children to be able to name five food groups and identify 210 different foods by color, group and overall purpose. Children will be able to define what healthy living is with respect to the food they eat and the lifestyles they choose on a daily basis regarding exercise, rest, balance and moderation. This is a more in depth course than the first two, however it is structured in such a way that a good strong nutritional foundation is made as they continue along the path to good health.
This program is designed to help children not only gain an awareness of the role that food, water, exercise and rest play in their daily lives, but also to gain a new awareness about the measure of each. This is achieved by first learning how to read food labels and discovering what the recommended serving size for each item is. Second, students will learn how to measure out a serving size, whether a liquid or dry measure, by utilitzing various measuring tools. Demonstrations will include the use of measuring cups and spoons as well as the use of everyday items to be used as visuals to replace the measuring utensils. We call this NEW MEASURES FOR MEASURING.
Food safety and overall cleanliness in the kitchen; where you eat, and the hands that touch the food is addressed in a very direct and scientific manner. Children will learn about bacteria and how to avoid cross contamination. They will learn about refridgeration, separate meat and vegetable cutting boards, dirty hands, dirty utensils. dirty food. Students will learn about the chemicals that are found on our food and why we must wash everything before we peel, chop or eat it. Along that same vein, they will be introduced to what orgranic food is with respect to natural farming practices. A lot of great information to be learned and shared at home with their families.
This program is all about the health aspect of maintaining the proper weight for your size and composition. Students will learn about the different body types that are prone to be shaped like an apple, pear or celery stalk. The use of good nutritious food, a healthy amount of exercise each day, and the proper balance of play, rest and of course plenty of water consumption will provide a wholesome environment for a growing adolescent. Definitions will be provided for words such as calorie, energy, and body mass index. Students will learn how to calculate calories consumed, minus energy exerted to determine how many calories on an average one should be consuming.