Simply put, it’s a “toolbox” of nutrition education ideas you can fit into day to day practices no matter where you are. Of course the location of your toolbox is up to you. It can be a physical location, or one in cyberspace, but wherever you save your ideas, keep it easy to access on the go.
We often hear back from teachers, physical educators, school nutrition staff and youth leaders about how they tweaked HKC lessons or activity ideas to fit available resources or integrated them with other subject matter. This great feedback is super inspiring, and demonstrates how nutrition education can become a part of day to day practices.
Join the Nutrition Ed Tool Box Challenge to share and learn from others! From our trainings and work with teachers and youth leaders, we hear about how creative minds are meeting the challenge to incorporate nutrition lessons and more physical movement into their classrooms, gyms and cafeterias.
What: To meet the Challenge, send a description of how you integrated a nutrition lesson or project into other subject matter or adapted an existing lesson to fit your resources.
The project or lesson should use credible science-based nutrition content such as Healthy Kids Challenge resources (or those of HKC partners), MyPlate, or USDA nutrition content or guidelines. The entry could be a lesson or project you have used in the past or one that you are developing. Use this link for examples, additional information and a submission form.
When: Between October 1 and December 15, 2014
Why: To inspire KidLinks (educators, youth leaders, or others with a connection to kids) to make nutrition education awesome - Appealing and fun, Welcoming and inviting, Easy and simple – we’ll compile and share the ideas entered.
What you gain for meeting the Challenge!
- A wonderful opportunity learning what others are doing and for building your nutrition tool box
- Recognition of your creativity
- For each educator who participates in the Challenge, we’ll send one free electronic copy of either our Healthy Kids Challenge Taste and Learn Recipes or our reproducible Parent Tips.
How to enter: In the spirit of AWE-some, we want to make it EASY for you to share. Simply complete the easy to use online form.
We have many examples of how those creative minds have successfully met the challenge already, but we need more!
Here are just a few to get your creativity flowing:
Ready to submit your lesson or project? Enter it in the Nutrition Ed Tool Box Challenge Form.
Re-posted with permission from the Healthy Kids Challenge Blog.