We are offering a number of free virtual classes. You can see them here.
DID YOU KNOW?
The people with the worst health outcomes from COVID-19 are those with health conditions that are caused largely by poor diet: overweight/obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers (tobacco also causes all of these except for overweight and obesity). Most heart disease and type 2 diabetes can be reversed with a healthy plant-based diet consisting of whole plant foods.
RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLING KIDS AT HOME
We know that parents and caregivers are looking for ways to keep their children busy and learning. Below are a few ways to learn about food and nutrition, and related topics at home including: Activity Sheets, Lesson Plans, and a Slide Show.
Note: We understand that many people don’t have easy access to food, and/or don’t have access to the food they wish they had. Our goal here is to teach about healthy eating, but we understand that not everyone has a choice about what to eat, now more than ever. In these difficult times, the important message is that we should eat the food that we can access and that when we do have a choice about what to eat, we can learn to make healthier choices.
Activity Sheets (Elementary Students)
These activity sheets can be used to reinforce basic nutrition information. Click on the activity sheets below to print – the instructions are on them!
Note: you can print the color sheets in color or black and white to save color ink.
Power Point Lessons
Click on the image below and the lesson will download onto your computer.
Check back for more lesson plans. Click below in the images for each lesson.
Spice Detectives (Elementary)
Recipes (All Ages)
Check out our recipe page for additional recipes. Click below on the images for each recipe. The recipe will open in a new window.
TAKING CARE OF OUR FOOD SERVICE WORKERS & LOCAL BUSINESSES
Our food service workers are still working under stressful situations. They’ve always been our heroes, but now they have gone above and beyond in order to feed the children in their communities, and during the worst of the pandemic it was scary for them and their families. At the same time, local businesses were and may still be suffering losses. We encourage you to support your local businesses by purchasing gift certificates to restaurants, hair salons, massage therapists, or your local alternative movie theaters and gifting them to your local food service workers. You will need to check with the school superintendent to see if this is permissible, and to find out who to present them to. This is a win-win to show our appreciate to our food service workers and to help local businesses. Maybe it’s too much for your family to purchase gift certificates on your own. You could also join together with other families, each pitching in $5 toward a gift certificate. Our food service workers and our local businesses still need our support, so let’s do this!