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Learning ZoneXpress Presents…Education Cards!

Are you prepared to be amazed by a BRAND NEW product line? We are pleased to present that we have launched a new and useful product line-“Education Cards”- and are very excited by these cards engaging photography and simple, easy-to-read text that makes this product line an extremely useful resource for parents and caregivers.

Educate your audience about pregnancy and breastfeeding nutrition, feeding your baby and child nutrition picky eating, plus many more titles coming soon. Use our Education Cards to offer practical nutrition tips and suggestions to your clients and to provide individualized education. These cards are easy to read, portable, economical and a clever alternative to tri-fold brochures or handouts.

 

These Education Cards are 4” x 9”, 2-sided, and printed on cardstock featuring a blank space on the backside to personalize it with a label or stamp with your clinic or organization information. They come in a set of 100 and fit easily into a brochure display, WIC folder, or #10 standard business envelopes.

Our nutrition education resources are used successfully in WIC and Public Health Programs, Cooperative Extension Programs, Early Childhood Programs, and Community Action Agencies.

Your clients will appreciate these engaging Education Cards with a message that is easy to understand!

Visit Learning ZoneXpress to see all of our new Education Cards!  Check back often, many more titles are coming soon.

 

F. H. Tuttle Middle School in their Brand New “Choose MyPlate Aprons”!

In honor of School Nutrition Employee Week, we offered School Nutrition Professionals the opportunity to enter for a chance to win Choose MyPlate aprons for their entire staff. We asked for short stories of themselves or someone on their team doing great work in their cafeteria.  Our winning story was from Kary Towne, School Nurse at F. H. Tuttle Middle School in Vermont.

Kary has graciously sent us a photo of the cafeteria staff at F. H. Tuttle Middle School wearing their brand new Choose MyPlate aprons….

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Back row (L to R) Doug Watkin, Joan Foley, Dottie Hardy, Korey Davis Front row (L to R) Karen Davis, Tonya Lord, Angela Boisvert, Val Patten

This is what Kary had to say about the school nutrition staff at her school district:

“As the school nurse, I had a student with me who was not feeling well and he really could not go into the cafeteria to get food. I told him I would get him something and bring it back for him. I headed down to the cafeteria. When I got to the hot lunch line and the nutritional staff, I told them I was needed a lunch for A.B. and was deciding what to choose for him. We have over 500 students in our school. They staff immediately said–his favorite is a turkey sandwich on wheat, little bit of mayo and cheese. He also likes tomatoes on his sandwich with a little lettuce. They went on to tell me his favorite drink and side dishes. They actually began a discussion among them — “what about carrots, he likes carrots” I could not believe they were that familiar with our students and they knew what they liked. It brought a smile to A.B.’s face when I told him about this and how they wanted to make sure he got his favorites when he wasn’t feeling well. Our staff takes care of our kids!!”

They sure look good in those aprons!  Congratulations again to the cafeteria staff at F. H. Tuttle Middle School in Vermont!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Media Manners: Polite Behavior in the Social Media World

Social media is a whole new universe when it comes to manners and etiquette. Manners used to be something that happened in person, but today we conduct many of our relationships online and the rules and courtesies can be a little unclear. Many schools throughout the country are struggling with creating uniform practices for teaching social media manners and etiquette.

Many schools can play a critical role in teaching online etiquette and finding educational resources to teach this can be difficult. Learning ZoneXpress understands these difficulties and that is why we have produced “Social Media Manners: Polite Behavior in the Social Media DVD”. This educational video addresses the general manners guidelines for cell phone use, text messaging, email, and social media websites and apps like Facebook or Twitter.

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Teachable segments include:

  • The 4 Guidelines
  • Mobile Manners
  • Texting
  • Social Media
  • Final Advice

Social media can be valuable in many ways, but children need guidance and supervision to develop good social media habits. They are less likely to understand the importance of social media etiquette and safety when they’re left to figure it out on their own. We hope that this video helps you teach these valuable lessons.

Please share the lessons you’ve taught in the comments below. We would love to share them with other teachers and schools.

Grants Promote K-12 Science and Math Education

From our friends at GrantStation

Grants Promote K-12 Science and Math Education
Toshiba America Foundation
The Toshiba America Foundation is dedicated to promoting quality science and mathematics education in U.S. K-12 schools. The Foundation provides grants through the following two initiatives: The Grants Program for K-5 Science and Math Education provides grants of up to $1,000 to teachers in public or private schools to help them bring innovative hands-on projects into their classrooms. The application deadline is October 1, annually. The Grants Program for 6-12 Science and Math Education provides small grants of up to $5,000 and large grants of over $5,000 to teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Applications for small grants may be submitted throughout the year. The annual application deadlines for large grants are February 1 and August 1, annually. Visit the Foundation’s website for details about each of the grant programs.

Funding for Health and Welfare Initiatives for Young Children

From our friends at GrantStation

Health and Welfare Initiatives for Young Children Funded
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports nonprofit organizations that offer programs that will significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, or quality of life of children from infancy through five years of age. The Foundation’s areas of interest include the following: The Early Childhood Welfare category supports programs that research best child rearing practices and identify models that can provide caring environments to ensure all children thrive. The Early Childhood Education and Play category focuses on improving the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments. The Parenting Education category promotes programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child rearing differences, and health, and also programs which provide support to parents. Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about the application process.