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Join the Team

Team Nutrition - School Meals Program Join TN Team Becoming a Team Nutrition School will help you focus attention on the important role nutritious school meals, nutrition education and a health-promoting school environment play in helping students learn to enjoy healthy eating and physical activity. It will provide the framework...
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Managing meal time menaces

Managing meal time menaces (continued) When a child won't eat Here are some tips to try when a child refuses to eat, to try new foods, or will eat only one or two foods for days: Don't force them to eat if they don't seem hungry. The child may be going...
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The benefits of family style meal service

The benefits of family style meal service Family style meal service is an excellent way to provide children with the opportunity to serve themselves. Family style meal service also provides other benefits. How do children benefit? By practicing fine motor and coordination skills such as pouring, scooping and serving. By...
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Why do we eat what we eat?

Why do we eat what we eat? Healthy food habits are formed during the preschool years. During these years, children watch the manners, eating behaviors, and food likes and dislikes of others. As a child care provider, you can help the children form healthy food habits and expose them to...
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The Beginning Teacher Institute

The Beginning Teacher Institute (BTI), hosted by Nebraska Career Education, is designed for teachers who have completed their first through third year of Career and Technical Education instruction. The core purposes of the 2019 BTI are: Explore and define your CTE Program. Learn how to articulate the vision, teaching belief,...
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Information for Educators, Parents, and Students

National Association For Gifted Children Nebraska Association of Gifted Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) Hoagies Gifted Education Page The University of Iowa Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Davidson Institute for Talent Development  

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Skills and Best Practices

Activity 2: Skills and Best Practices Sequence of Events Chart "Graphic organizers are perhaps the most common way to help students generate nonlinguistic representations." --Marzano, Robert J., Pickering, Debra J., Pollock, Jane E. (2001). Classroom Instruction That Works. McREL/ASCD. 75. Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Pathways to School Improvement: www.ncrel.org. A Sequence of Events...
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Kids in the kitchen

Kids in the kitchen Kids in the kitchen are kids who like to eat a variety of foods. Try these tasty ideas to encourage the children in your care to help in the kitchen. The children can: Help make a cottage cheese salad for each other. Show them how to...
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Tips for preventing food hassles

Tips for preventing food hassles "Clean your plate." "No dessert until you eat your vegetables." "If you behave, you can have a piece of candy." For parents and caregivers, these phrases probably sound familiar. Food should be used as food, not as a reward or punishment. In the long run,...
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Remember children’s needs for proper nutrition

Remember children's needs for proper nutrition Scenario: You have a three year old in your care who has refused to drink orange juice for a week. He says that only milk will do because he only likes "white" food - and orange juice isn't white. This kind of unpredictable and...
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More Fun With Apples!

More fun with apples! Here are some suggestions for activities with apples. Read books about apples. Visit an orchard and let children pick their own apples. Watch Johnny Appleseed, collect apple seeds, act like Johnny and plant some seeds indoors or outdoors and see if they grow. Bob for apples...
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Fun with food

Fun with food Here are some easy activities to help teach children about different kinds of food. Take a small group of children grocery shopping with you. Have them choose one new vegetable to try. See how many vegetables the children can name. Talk about the different shapes of the...
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Cooking the healthful way

Cooking the healthful way Serving healthier meals in child and adult care facilities participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program is a challenge. Planning meals that follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and preparing food with good nutrition in mind is important. To cook healthier meals you should:...
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Skills and Best Practices

Activity 3: Skills and Best Practices Use of Current Events to Provide Relevancy to Instruction Social studies is relevant to the life of every American citizen. Students just don't know this unless we make this connection obvious to them. This activity is a perfect opportunity to talk about establishing a...
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Managing meal time menaces

Managing meal time menaces As a caregiver, you want to provide good food for the children. You know that the food you serve may be the only food that some children get that day. Also, you are helping to form habits that will last a lifetime. You know your job...
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