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Create the Community Meal: a good idea from St Paul

We heard about this happening in our own state. We wanted to share the good idea with others.

Create: The Community Meal, from Public Art Saint Paul by Seitu Jones, aims to lower barriers to making healthy food choices. On September 14, 2014, 2,000 people will gather at a ½ mile long table in the middle of Saint Paul’s Victoria Street for a civic dinner table conversation about Food Access, Food Justice, and Healthy Eating.

Arising from the Central Corridor Public Art Plan, Create illuminates how artists and their creative collaborators can transform the urban Food System, considering the cultural, health, environmental and access equity aspects of urban food production, distribution and consumption.

Check out the website for more information – but don’t you just love the idea – healthy food, community conversation and art. Worth attending if you live in the area; perhaps worth replicating if you don’t.

LZX New Product: Live 54321+10® for Kids Spanish Handouts

Learning ZoneXpress is pleased to announce our latest new product: Live 54321+10® for Kids Spanish Handouts

Live 54321+10® for Kids Spanish Handouts

Countdown to good health with six daily tasks that can help promote a healthy lifestyle. The Live 54321+10® for Kids Spanish Handouts identify and explain the significance of the numbers in the countdown for school-age children, including: • 5 servings of fruits and vegetables • 4 glasses of water • 3 good laughs • 2 hours or less screen • 1 hour of physical activity • +10 (or more) hours of sleep The backside of the handouts explain to parents and guardians why each number in the countdown is important and offers suggestions on how to incorporate them into your child’s daily routine. 8 1/2” x 11”, 50 sheets, 2-sided Spanish translation

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Item # 475091

UPC: 846742005435

Price: $9.95

Teens, Technology and Social Media: Free Webinar Sept 10

Teens, Technology and Social Media: Impacts on Healthy Relationship Development

Significant numbers of teens and young adults use social media as their main source of communicating with friends both those they have met in person and online. Today’s technology allows adolescents instant but distant access to each other yet at what price?

We wonder – “How will social media affect young people’s ability to build healthy, ongoing relationships? How will the new technologies affect their social skills? What can we do to help teens and young adults navigate this new terrain safely while building essential interpersonal skills?”

Join Jennifer Myers and Aaron Larson as they:

• Share how social media impacts the relationships and interactions of teens and young adults.

• Introduce a just-released supplementary lesson from Relationship Smarts PLUS on Technology and Social Media, using the new Dibble Digital platform.

Presenters: Jennifer Myers, M.A., L.P.A., holds a masters degree in clinical psychology, is a full-time Instructor in the Psychology Department at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, and has a private clinical psychology practice at Carolina Counseling Center, specializing in adolescents. Aaron Larson, Dibble Digital Coordinator. Prior to this Aaron worked for the US Department of Health and Human Services as a Healthy Marriage Specialist on the President’s Healthy Marriage Initiative. He was also the director of the National Healthy Marriage Institute.

Who should attend: PREP Grantees, Extension Agents, Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood programs, Family and Consumer Sciences teachers, Out-of-School Time Instructors, anyone who is concerned about social media and teens and wants to make a difference.

When:Wednesday, September10, 2014
, 4:00 pm Eastern/
1:00 pm Pacific

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: Free!

Register NOW!  by clicking on this link.

Questions about Webinars?

Contact Cathy@DibbleInstitute.org

LZX New Product: Kitchen Safety Poster Set

LKitchen Safety Poster Setearning ZoneXpress is pleased to announce our latest new product: Kitchen Safety Poster SetKitchen Safety Poster Set Promote safe practices in the kitchen with the Kitchen Safety Poster Set. This set of four posters includes tips to avoid falling, electrical shocks, burns, and cuts, as well as basic food safety advice to prevent food borne illness. Set of four, 11” x 17” Laminated © 2014 Learning ZoneXpress Item # 425000 UPC: 846742005404 Price: $19.95

School breakfast mini-grants now available

Info from the Comprehensive Health Education Network…

New! AASA’s Children’s Programs department has alternative school breakfast funding available for school districts.

 

Apply for an alternative school breakfast mini-grant from AASA! Download the application (opens Word): http://bit.ly/1uBxxRV. Deadline 9/26 For more information, contact Kelly Beckwith at kbeckwith@aasa.org<mailto:kbeckwith@aasa.org> or 703-875-0758.

LZX New Product: MyPlate for Breastfeeding Moms Spanish Poster

MyPlate for Breastfeeding Moms Spanish PosterLearning ZoneXpress is pleased to announce our latest new product: MyPlate for Breastfeeding Moms Spanish Poster

MyPlate for Breastfeeding Moms Spanish Poster

Women have special nutritional needs during breastfeeding. The MyPlate for Breastfeeding Moms Spanish Poster is dietary guide based on USDA MyPlate recommendations to help women who are breastfeeding eat a balanced diet that supports the baby’s needs and helps mom return to her pre-pregnancy weight. The plan shows different amounts of food needed from each food group based on whether the mother is breastfeeding only or breastfeeding and giving formula. 18” x 24” Laminated Spanish translation

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Item # 415198

UPC: 846742005398

Price: $14.95

August is National Breastfeeding Month: Remember Nutrition

August is National Breastfeeding Month. According to Women’s Health,

Research suggests that breastfed babies have lower risks of:

  • Asthma

  • Childhood leukemia

  • Childhood obesity

  • Ear infections

  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

  • Diarrhea and vomiting

  • Lower respiratory infections

  • Necrotizing (nek-roh-TEYE-zing) enterocolitis (en-TUR-oh-coh-lyt-iss), a disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract in pre-term infants

  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

  • Type 2 diabetes

But that’s not all, breastfeeding also improves health of the mother, it lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes, certain types of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Mothers can increase the health benefits by focusing on a healthy diet as they breastfeed. USDA MyPlate has created a recipe designed especially to help mother keep healthy and they make it easy because new mothers know, there’s plenty to do and keeping it simple helps.

breastfeedingLearning ZoneXpress has a wide range of nutrition education materials that promote healthy decision making – including a range of nutrition materials for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Such as…

MyPlate for Breastfeeding Moms Handouts

Women have special nutritional needs during breastfeeding. The MyPlate for Breastfeeding Moms Handout Tablet is a dietary guide based on USDA MyPlate recommendations to help women who are breastfeeding eat a healthy, balanced diet that supports the baby’s needs and helps mom return to her pre-pregnancy weight. The plan shows amounts of food needed from each food group based on whether the mother is breastfeeding only or breastfeeding and giving formula. The backside of the handout addresses the importance of hydration and fluid requirements, weight loss while breastfeeding, food safety, and the benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby. 8 1/2″ x 11″, 50 sheets, 2-sided

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Item # 470198

UPC: 846742003943

Price: $9.95 

 

LZX New Product: Sugar Shockers™ Bulletin Board Kit Set

Sugar Shockers™ Bulletin Board Kit SetLearning ZoneXpress is pleased to announce our latest new product: Sugar Shockers™ Bulletin Board Kit Set

Sugar Shockers™ Bulletin Board Kit Set

Just how much sugar is hiding in your food and drinks? Sugar Shockers™ Bulletin Board Kit Set features two bulletin board kits that offer an eye-opening review of surprisingly sugary foods and drinks. From macaroni and cheese and strawberry yogurt to fruit juices and soft drinks, Sugar Shockers show different food and drinks side by side with the equivalent amount of sugar cubes the portion shown contains. Additional bulletin board pieces address the different names sugar goes by, the difference between natural and added sugar, and the importance of drinking water. Each bulletin board kit includes two 5 1/2” x 17” title header pieces (becomes 5 1/2” x 34”) and a variety of informative cards included. All pieces laminated for durability. Each kit is sized to fit a 3’ x 4’ bulletin board (not included) and pieces from each kit are interchangeable in design. Can be easily adapted to fit any size bulletin board. Set of two includes Sugar Shockers™ Bulletin Board Kit (910151) and Sugar Shockers™ Foods Bulletin Board Kit (910189)

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Item # 910132

Price: $45.95

LZX New Product: MyPlate for Expecting Moms Spanish Poster

MyPlate for Breastfeeding Moms Spanish PosterLearning ZoneXpress is pleased to announce our latest new product: MyPlate for Expecting Moms Spanish Poster

MyPlate for Expecting Moms Spanish Poster

Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant have special nutritional needs. Based on the USDA’s MyPlate, the recommendations on the MyPlate for Expecting Moms Spanish Poster help pregnant women eat for a healthy baby. The plan shows different amounts of food for different trimesters to meet the changing nutritional needs of mothers. 18” x 24” Laminated Spanish Translation

© 2014 Learning ZoneXpress

Item # 415452

UPC: 846742005381

Price: $14.95

LZX New Product: Kitchen Math Poster Set

Kitchen Math Poster SetLearning ZoneXpress is pleased to announce our latest new product: Kitchen Math Poster Set

Kitchen Math Poster Set

Math is the key to success cooking and baking. The Kitchen Math Poster Set highlights the basic math, measuring skills, common equivalents, and basic knowledge needed for preparing successful recipes. Posters include: • Metric measurements • Measuring liquid ingredients • Measuring solid ingredients • Measuring dry ingredients • Using measuring spoons • Units of measure   Set of six, 11” x 17”, Laminated

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Item # 410400

UPC: 846742005411

Price: $27.95