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1999 Supplement - Child Care

 

The items are listed in alphabetical order by title.

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Be Active Kids

1999

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina along with several community partners developed this innovative, interactive nutrition and physical activity curriculum for preschoolers ages 4 to 5. The goal is to give young people the tools they need to learn good fitness and nutrition habits that will carry them into healthy lifestyles. Be Active Kids uses colorful characters, interactive lessons, vital health and nutrition tips and bright visuals to teach children that proper eating and exercise can be fun.

AUDIENCE: Child Care Providers Parents

FORMAT: Lesson plans/felt play board and food guide pyramid/character cut-outs/flash cards

Childhood Obesity: Lily Faces a Problem

1997

Six-year old Janelle is putting on extra weight. By concentrating on improving nutrition rather than counting calories, Lily, her mother, comes up with new ideas for satisfying meals and snacks, and stresses the importance of physical activity. She also cautions that concern over children’s weight should never diminish their sense of being loved and appreciated by their parents. This video’s upbeat ending affirms Lily’s respect for her daughter’s individuality – regardless of the scale.

AUDIENCE: Parents Health Clinics General Adult Child Care 

FORMAT: 13 minute video

Choosing Foods with Jack the Apple

1999

Jack the Apple visits a family that is preparing for a birthday party for 5-year-old twins. Jack sings fun songs that explain healthy food choices, appropriate portions and creative food preparation. The importance of eating three healthy meals a day, how to make healthy snacks and smart beverage choices like milk, water or juice are all reviewed.

AUDIENCE: Child Care

FORMAT: 11 minute video/facilitator’s guide

"Dear Family" Letters

1997

The California Nutrition Education and Training Program developed this set of 18 reproducible letters. You can use the letters in a variety of ways. Copy and give them to family members, include them in a site or sponsor newsletter, or use them as handouts in a parent workshop or for addressing special concerns. Each letter offers information on a different topic and some invite families to discuss nutrition issues with their child care providers.

AUDIENCE: Child Care Nutritionists

FORMAT: Reproducible handouts

The First Two Years: What Lily Learned

1991

Lily, a young mother, joins a support group of other new mothers. She learns many things from these women, including what she can expect from her daughter Janelle at various stages of development. She also learns that babies need a wide range of experiences to learn and grow. This program reviews the many major responsibilities of a mother during the first two years, including scheduling the child for regular check-ups, feeding and checking for signs of illness. Also, mothers are told that it is important to take quiet time for themselves and slow down.

AUDIENCE: Parents Health Clinics General Adult Child Care 

FORMAT: 13 minute video

Five a Day, Let’s Eat and Play

1998

The Palm Beach County Health Department developed this nutrition education program for preschool children (ages 3-5). The program has ten lesson plans designed to provide interactive learning through a variety of activities (eating and playing) for the preschool child.

AUDIENCE: Child Care 

FORMAT: Lesson Plans/storybook/game board

Five a Day with Jack the Apple

1999

Jack the Apple travels with a young girl to the supermarket where he sings a catchy song that identifies many fruits and vegetables and their benefits to the body. The two return home and prepare healthy meals and snacks together. Appropriate serving sizes are reviewed and appealing menu ideas are presented. Young viewers will use their imaginations and strengthen their vocabulary.

AUDIENCE: Child Care

FORMAT: 11 minute video/facilitator’s guide

Food Allergies

1998

Part of the American Dietetic Association’s Nutrition Now Series. A primer on food allergies, this book answers common questions, including how food allergies are diagnosed, how to manage food allergies, and how to avoid problem foods and make substitutions to ensure a balanced diet. A chapter for parents explains how to prevent or delay food allergies in children, while ensuring proper growth and development. Also includes a sample food diary, trail elimination menu plans and allergy-free recipes.

AUDIENCE: General Adult Health Clinics College/High School Students Parents

FORMAT: 93 page book

Getting Active with Jack the Apple

1999

As Jack the Apple sings and dances with a friend, viewers see that activity has many health benefits – and is fun! Dancing, stretching and playing are all shown as great ways to develop fine and gross motor skills. When the young friend and his aunt visit a gym, they practice many skills including rolling a ball, kicking and using a bat. The video also offers suggestions for fun physical activities that children can do with their parents at home.

AUDIENCE: Child Care

FORMAT: 11 minute video/facilitator’s guide

Kids…Get Cookin/Chicos…A Cocinar

1998

This fun, colorful cookbook was developed by the California Children’s 5 a Day-Power Play! Campaign. It features innovative, flavorful fruit and vegetable recipes that are perfect for parents and children to prepare together. All recipes are provided in both English and Spanish.

AUDIENCE: Parents Teachers Elementary Child Care 

FORMAT: 48 page cookbook

Lily Makes Soup and So Should You

1998

Homemade soup – sounds great, but isn’t hard to make? Are the wonderful smells and tastes really worth it? Lily and Janelle work together to find out. They share information with viewers that proves that soup is easy and nutritious. Lily makes vegetable soup that will make viewers’ mouths water and motivate them to try it on their own. Tips include how to buy, what leftovers to use and how to prepare a hearty stock for a base.

AUDIENCE: General Adult Health Clinics Child Care High School

FORMAT: 11 minute video

The Munchsters Talk About Food

1996

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association developed this kit for preschool and kindergarten children. It teaches language arts skills along with health and nutrition information. The kit has been teacher-developed and teacher-tested.

AUDIENCE: Preschool Kindergarten Child Care

FORMAT: Kit with teacher’s guide/lesson plans/posters

Nifty Nutrition with Skill Integration Activities - Kindergarten

1998

Developed by the Arkansas NET Program, this resource provides lessons and skill integration activities that are correlated to the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) 9 Objectives. All skills are identified and specific codes denote the SAT 9 correlates. Nifty provides sequential learning experiences and integrates "hands on" food experiences with language arts, reading and math skills as it teaches nutrition concepts. Experiences encourage children to accept a wide variety of foods and gain a foundation of healthful eating habits. The program is a partnership between the cafeteria and classroom with Child Nutrition providing food for the educational experience.

AUDIENCE: Child Care Early Elementary Food Service Personnel Teachers

FORMAT: Video and resource materials

Years 3-5: What Lily Learned

1991

Lily, a young mother, attends a support group of other young mothers and learns many things about what to expect from her daughter, Janelle. Many topics are covered in this program, including how children learn to play, letting them set their own pace when eating, and how to set limits and stick to them. Viewers learn that listening to children, providing them with a sense of belonging, teaching them discipline and preparing them for school are all included as major responsibilities for being a good parent.

AUDIENCE: Parents Health Clinics General Adult Child Care 

FORMAT: 15 minute video

Wilby’s Fitness Book

1997

Toni Tickel Branner wrote this book about Wilby, a bright chimp, with his best friend Teddy in tow. Through rhyming prose and silly antics, Wilby shows Teddy how to make his heart healthy, strengthen his muscles, stretch properly, eat a healthy diet and feel good about the way he looks.

AUDIENCE: Preschool Early Elementary Child Care

FORMAT: Storybook

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