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New Product Announcement: 5 Minute Baking Activities

Learning ZoneXpress is pleased to unveil one of our newest education nutrition products –

5 Minute Baking Activities

5 Minute Baking ActivitiesIntroduce a lesson or utilize extra minutes of class time with fifty quick and effective activities that get middle and high school students thinking about baking. 5 Minute Baking Activities is an essential culinary classroom resource filled with creative and fun activity ideas that will encourage and inspire students to bake to develop skills, expand their knowledge, and save money. Developed in partnership with the Home Baking Association, 5 Minute Baking Activities topics include:
• Baking Ingredients
• Baking Temperatures
• Baking Measurements
• Baking Tools and Equipment
• Baking Benefits

5 Minute Baking Activities are quick, easy, and memorable activities to break the ice, fill extra minutes of class time, and get students excited to learn. Each activity is calculated to last 5-10 and are perfect for introducing lessons, reinforcing earlier learning, or to use in companion with baking labs.

5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, spiral bound, 50 activities

Written by Sharon Davis and edited by Charlene Patton, Home Baking Association.

© 2014 Learning ZoneXpress

Item # 120018

UPC: 846742005183

Price: $29.95 

Midwest Book Review looks as LZX Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power

color powerWe want to thank Midwest Book Review!

Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power
Learning ZoneXpress
667 East Vine Street
Owatonna, MN 55060

An educational DVD for all ages, Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power teaches viewers about the health benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables. Divided into brief segments suitable for homeroom viewing, Fruits and Vegetables emphasizes the importance of good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle. The DVD tracks are “Why eat fruit and vegetables” (7:13), “How much do I need?” (3:55), “How can I eat more?” (6:37) and “How do I select?” (5:34). Highly recommended, especially for school and public library DVD collections. 23 min. 19 sec total, closed-captioned.

Movie Monday: Meet the Garden Heroes Learning to Love Fruit and Vegetables

Meet the Garden Heroes Learning to Love Fruit and Vegetables

Do you know about the Garden Heroes? They are plush toys — stuffed fruit and vegetables that promote a love of fruit and vegetables.

  • Increases opportunities for children to taste and eat fruits and vegetables
  • Provides hands-on experiences with fruits and vegetables
  • Creates a supportive environment to eat fruits and vegetables
  • Presents role models who eat fruits and vegetables
  • Connects classroom activities with home environments

In this video, Learning ZoneXpress’ Maureen Lyons introduces educators and students to Garden Heroes — a fun tool to get kids motivated to learn more about nutrition and make healthy food choices.

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New Product Announcement: Money Smart DVD

Learning ZoneXpress is pleased to unveil one of our newest education nutrition products –

Money Smart DVD

Money Smart DVDMake “cents” of your finances! How do you money and what do you need to know to get a financial advantage? Make dollars and cents of your money now so you build financial security for your future starting today. Money Smart features financial and business professionals sharing their knowledge and insight into all aspects of money to impart to viewers what they need to know about their finances through short segments, including:
Earning – Understanding your paycheck (3:14)
Saving and Investing – Planning for rainy days and your future (5:02)
Spending – Managing your expenses online (5:14)
Owing – Borrowing and paying your debts (6:19)
Tracking and Giving – Living within your means and sharing with others (5:31)

5 segments, total run time: 25:20
Closed caption
Grade 6 – Adult

© 2014 Learning ZoneXpress

Item # 300051

UPC: 846742004810

Price: $79.95 

Youth Education Programs Funded

Brought to us by our friends at GrantStation...

Youth Education Programs Funded
American Honda Foundation
The American Honda Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions nationwide that address the areas of youth and scientific education. The Foundation’s primary funding priority is youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; the environment; job training; and literacy. Grants range from $20,000 to $75,000. The annual application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Visit the Foundation’s website to take the required eligibility quiz and submit an online application.

Movie Monday: MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board

MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board

One of our hottest selling items last summer was our MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board. It displays your daily lunch and breakfast menus categorized by food group segments of MyPlate! It’s an easy infographic to take in, understand and internalize and because of that it helps kids “get it” and leads to better choices!
The colorful MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board is coated with dry erase laminate and mounted on PVC board with grommets in the upper corners for easy hanging. This lightweight material makes it easy to change up location.

The menu board is a great way to connect the MyPlate food guide to the school cafeteria.

We’ve also seen some schools have a fun time with the board creating name games — such as fill in the menu board with all of the bands you can think of (fruit is Cranberries, protein is Meatloaf, grain is Bread and vegetates might be Black Eye Peas). Just another fun way to get kids thinking and liking healthy foods!
We are proud to say that the MyPlate Dry Erase Board was a winner of the 2013 People’s Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite New Product.
The menu board comes in two sizes 18″ by 24″ and 32″ by 45″.
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New Product Announcement: 50 App Activities for Child Development & Parenting

Learning ZoneXpress is pleased to unveil one of our newest education nutrition products –

50 App Activities for Child Development & Parenting50 App Activities for Child Development & Parenting

Utilize the latest technology in the classroom to incorporate the best child development and parenting mobile apps into your current lessons in ways that students will love! 50 App Activities for Child Development and Parenting features a collection of fifty apps that creatively teach child development and parenting topics through innovative and fun app-driven lessons, games, and teacher resources that make learning interactive and engaging through use of iPads, Android tablets, iPhones, iPods, and other mobile devices. Sample lessons include:

• Using an app for divorced parents to facilitate and coordinate the care of hypothetical children in a two-home family
• Identifying quality movies, games, music, books, and other media appropriate for children through app driven by parent reviews
• Learning baby sign language to communicate with young children

Appropriate for grades 6+

© 2014 Learning ZoneXpress

Item # 100129

UPC: 846742005176

Price: $34.95 

Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation: April 17

women in scienceThis looks like an inspiring event

On April 17th, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation as part of the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.  This event will begin a dialogue with girls from across the country about their lives, experiences, and hopes for the future

While the event will take place in New York City, we want to broaden this conversation to include girls in schools and organizations from across the country.  We will be livestreaming the event and connecting to classrooms and organizations remotely.

If you’re interested in getting your school or organization involved, please RSVP using the form to the right.  We will follow-up with more information on the event and suggestions for how you can get involved.

This event is part of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, to help advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. You and your student’s voices and stories are an essential part of understanding how far women and girls have come and what are the most important challenges moving forward.

Movie Monday: MyPlate on a Budget Tri Fold Brochure


MyPlate on a Budget Tri Fold Brochure 

Research has shown that low-income communities have greater access to fast food, that healthy food tends to be more expensive and grocery stores are less prevalent in low-income neighborhoods. So families that are budget-conscious need to really make an effort to make healthy choices.
To help those families choose nutrition, Learning ZoneXpress has developed MyPlate on a Budget Tri-Fold Brochures. The brochures offer practical advice such as:

  • Buy Seasonal
  • GO Generic
  • Buy in bulk
  • But it whole and
  • Visit the freezer aisle.

They are simple suggestions, including a low cost grocery list, to help make healthy choices easy and affordable.
The tri-folds are colorful and come in packs of 50. So they are easy to handout to patients, parents, students or just leave in a waiting room or other public place. They are equally convenient for the recipients. They are the perfect size to keep in a bag or purse — and hand enough to take out and reference while in the grocery store.
Check them out at the Learning ZoneXpress website.

New Product Announcement: Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power DVD

Learning ZoneXpress is pleased to unveil one of our newest education nutrition products –

Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power DVD

fruit and veg color power DVDWhen it comes to fruits and vegetables, more is better. Fruits and veggies are filled with a host of health-promoting benefits, but often times we fall short on our daily servings. How can we get ourselves to eat and enjoy more fruits and veggies? Join food and health professionals in Fruit and Vegetables: Color Power to discover the power of fruits and vegetables in short segments that discuss:
•    The importance of eating fruits and vegetables
•    Daily requirements and what counts as a serving
•    Ways to encourage eating more fruits and vegetables
•    Selection and basic preparation methods

Approximately 20 min.
Closed captioned
Grade 6 – adult

© 2014 Learning ZoneXpress

Item # 300050

UPC: 846742004803

Price: $79.95