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LZX Partner Blue Zones on CBS This Morning

live longer betterCBS This Morning: Saturday interviewed Dan Buettner on the secrets and research behind Blue Zones – geographic areas where people live the longest. Dan discusses the importance of the Power 9 and how these ideals are being implemented into our Blue Zone project areas.

Learning ZoneXpress has been in partnership with the Blue Zone project

Learning ZoneXpress (LZX), a leading source of award-winning nutrition education tools, is excited to announce its partnership with Blue Zones, an organization founded by researcher, explorer, New York Times bestselling author and National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner, that aims to help people live longer, happier and healthier lives. Learning ZoneXpress will be a licensing partner with Blue Zones and will develop educational content under the Blue Zones brand.

The first product under the partnership is a Blue Zones Centenarian Poster Set highlighting the four levels of the Blue Zones Power 9® pyramid. Power 9 explores the common denominators among regions with the highest proportion of people to reach 100 years old (known as Blue Zones). The Power 9 posters and other materials will be used in senior centers, assisted living facilities, public health agencies and eventually schools, with the messages adapted to be geared toward children.

The four levels of the Power 9 pyramid include:

1.    Move Naturally – Walk, garden, or take the stairs.
2.    Right Outlook – Know your purpose and develop stress reducing habits.
3.    Eat Wisely – Eat a nutrient-rich, plant-based diet and try using a smaller plate.
4.    Connect –Keep family first and belong to positive social circles.

School Discount on Educational Bulletin Board Kits

nutrition labelsGet a jump start on the school year and save $5, now through August 23, when you order any educational bulletin board kit from Learning ZoneXpress (LZX) and use coupon code 130808.

Featuring contemporary graphics and images, each kit contains information cards in varying sizes for use on existing bulletin boards.  We have 18 different eye-catching board themes revolving around nutrition, physical activity and international foods.  All of the kits promote easy-to-incorporate ideas for a healthier lifestyle.

Top-seller LZX bulletin board kits include the USDA My Plate, Breakfast Start Smart, Food Safety and Nutrition Labels.

“Educators tell us that bulletin boards continue to be an effective way to communicate, but they need fresh, relatable content,” said LZX Founder Melanie Nelson. “Our bulletin board kits provide the perfect solution, and the start of a new school year is the ideal time to update with the latest themes.”

The colorful bulletin board kits may be ordered online at LZX Bulletin Boards or toll-free by calling 888-455-7003.

Free Webinar on Wed: Managing Conflict – Addressing the Four Communication Danger Signs

relationshipsLooks like a good session as we head back to the classrooms…

Managing Conflict: Addressing the Four Communication Danger Signs

Research has shown that how people communicate and handle their conflicts over time will matter greatly to the health and happiness of their relationships. Communication skills transfer to all types of relationships – work, school, peers, family and parent-child.  This webinar will identify negative patterns acquired in every day life experiences – the Four Communication Danger Signs. An effective relationship skills program includes the identifying and resolving of these four danger signs.

Guest presenter: Aaron Larson, Outreach Educator for The Dibble Institute

When: Wednesday August 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM Eastern time (1:00 PM Pacific)

Duration: 60 minutes

Who: Teachers, Workforce Development, those working in Independent Living, Domestic Violence and Foster Care, Head Start Staff and Instructors, Social Workers, and anyone who cares about youth

Cost: Free!

Questions about Webinars?

Our New Free Nutrition Catalog Offers Resources for Nutrition & Healthy Living

Learning ZoneXpress Nutrition Catalog

It’s here! Our latest Nutrition Catalog, featuring more than 1,000 colorful, affordable and engaging learning tools, is available now in both digital and traditional print formats.

Click here for a free digital download or request a hard copy of the nutrition catalog here.

Chock-full of great nutrition education product choices, the new catalog includes posters, handouts, videos and DVDs, incentives, lesson plans, interactive games and much more.  New and relevant nutrition resource topics for 2013-14, include MyPlate, food allergies as well as breakfast and nutrition for older adults.

Aimed at both professionals and consumers, the 84-page Nutrition Catalog is considered a go-to resource for materials that encourage life-long, healthful behaviors in creative and memorable ways. Product choices are available for all ages, including pre-k, grade school, middle school, high school, higher education and even seniors.

Don’t wait another minute!  Get your newest Nutrition Catalog now.  And, remember, Learning ZoneXpress offers streamlined, easy ordering as well as great customer service and prompt, accurate order fulfillment.


New Product Announcement: Shake the Salt Habit Handouts

We’re delighted to unveil a new handout that teaches kids about the issues with salt – Shake the Salt Habit Handouts

Shake the Salt Habit Handouts

Discover ways to reduce sodium intake without sacrificing flavor with the Shake the Salt Habit Handouts. This easy to read handout includes information about where sodium comes from, common high sodium foods, how to decipher sodium labeling terms on food packaging, and tips to reduce your salt intake. The simple design of the handout features easy to read type that makes it perfect for older adults and low-literacy populations.

8 1/2″ x 11″, 50 sheets, 2-sided

Price: $9.95

Terrific Tuesday Summer Sale 20 percent off!

Today is our tenth and FINAL TERRIFIC TUESDAY SUMMER SALE!  We hope you had a great summer and enjoyed our weekly specials. Below is a coupon code for you to receive an ADDITIONAL 20% off ALL sale items. Offer valid today only.


Must enter coupon code TTSS13 to receive additional 20% discount on sale items. Not valid with any other offers. May not be applied to previous orders. One-time use only. Valid one day only – Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. While supplies last.

See a sample of items:

Handy Portions Poster Set

11″ x 17″, Laminated, Set of 2 of the same post…
Item # 4274
Regular Price: $9.95 On Sale For: $6.00 
With/Without Breakfast Poster Set

Know the facts: kids who eat breakfast are more…
Item # 490084
Regular Price: $19.90 On Sale For: $9.95 
Find Your Way Poster

23″ x 35″ Laminated Do something good for your…
Item # 4531
Regular Price: $16.95 On Sale For: $5.00 

New Product Announcement: 50 App Activities for Math

We’re delighted to unveil a new product that promotes technology for boosting math skills in junior high school – 50 App Activities for Math!

50 App Activities for Math

Utilize the latest in mobile technology with smartphones and tablet computers in the middle school math classroom with 50 Apps Activities for Math. A combination of fifty lesson plans, teacher resources, and games based on free and low-cost apps are compiled into this essential resource for incorporating technology into math learning, including:

  • Numbers and Operations
  • Geometry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Applied Math

Activities utilize both free and paid apps for Apple and Android devices. Each activity indicates device compatibility and correlation to national math standards.

Appropriate for grade 6-8

Price: $34.95

Grant Opportunity for Higher Ed

For some of our higher education folks…

Higher Education Student Development Programs Funded
Association of American Colleges and Universities: Bringing Theory to Practice Project
The Bringing Theory to Practice Project (BTtoP), an initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, encourages colleges and universities to reassert their core purposes as educational institutions, not only to advance learning and discovery, but to advance the potential and well-being of each individual student, and to advance education as a public good that sustains a civic society. BTtoP supports campus-based initiatives that demonstrate how uses of engaged forms of learning that actively involve students both within and beyond the classroom directly contribute to their cognitive, emotional, and civic development. Program Development Grants and Seminar Grants are provided. Institutions awarding baccalaureate degrees, community colleges, and equivalent non-U.S. institutions are all eligible to apply. The remaining application deadlines for the current Request for Proposals (RFP) are September 15 and December 15, 2013, and March 15, 2014. Visit the Association’s website to download the RFP.

$10 Terrific Tuesday Bulletin Board Kit Sale

It is week nine of our TERRIFIC TUESDAY SUMMER SALE, and we thought you might like a break from posters.  Today only, the following Bulletin Board Kits are marked down to just $10.**

Savvy Grocery Shopping Bulletin Board Kit

Savvy Grocery Shopping Tips Bulletin Board Kit

Get the most for your money while keeping good nutrition in mind with the Savvy Grocery Shopping Tips Bulletin Board Kit. This complete bulletin board kit includes a variety of tips to encourage smart shopping choices, including nutrient-rich and budget-friendly food choices, coupon tips, why it pays to use reusable bags, generic and brand names, supermarket schemes, and more. Bulletin board not included.
Two 5 1/2” x 17” title header pieces with information cards and a variety of photos, laminated for durability.
© 2011 Learning ZoneXpress
Item # 910110
Regular Price: $24.95 Today: $10
A variety of fun, outdoor activity “app” icons created using real nutritious foods encourages you to “get out and get active!” Bulletin board not included.
12 – 8″ x 10″ pieces, 5 1/2″ x 17″ header, laminated.
© 2011 Learning ZoneXpress
Item # 910114
Price: $24.95 Today: $10

China Food Markets Bulletin Board Kit

China Food Markets Bulletin Board Kit
Tour China’s food markets and culture with the China Bulletin Board Kit. The kit features a variety of beautiful photos of Chinese market scenes and ingredients, including 100 year old eggs, durian fruit, zongzi, and more.
Includes 5 1/2” x 17” China title piece, 7 – 8” x 8” photos and 6 – 4 1/2” x 11” photos with matching descriptions.
Sized for a 3’ x 4’ bulletin board. Can be easily adapted to fit any sized board. Bulletin board not included.
© 2010 Learning ZoneXpress
Item # 9120
Price: $24.95 Today: $10
Transform your bulletin board to offer a glimpse of the foods and food markets of France.
The France Bulletin Board kit features a variety of stunning photos of French food, such as croissants, crêpes, and bouillabaisse, ingredients and market scenes.
Includes 5 1/2” x 17” France title piece, 7 – 8” x 8” photos and 6 – 4 1/2” x 11” photos with matching descriptions.
Sized for a 3’ x 4’ bulletin board. Can be easily adapted to fit any sized board. Bulletin board not included.
© 2009 Learning ZoneXpress
Item # 9121
Price: $24.95 Today: $10
Italy Food Market Bulletin Board Kits

Italy Food Markets Bulletin Board Kit

Explore Italy and its food culture and market life with the Italy Bulletin Board Kit. The kit features a variety of beautiful photos of Italian food and ingredients, such as zucchini blossoms, roasted chestnuts, blood oranges, and more.
Includes 5.5” x 17” Italy title piece, seven 8” x 8” photos and six 4.5” x 11” photos with matching descriptions. Sized for a 3’ x 4’ bulletin board.
Can be easily adapted to fit any sized board. Bulletin board not included.
© 2010 Learning ZoneXpress
Item # 910000
Price: $24.95 Today: $10
Journey to a Mexican food market with the Mexico Bulletin Board kit.
The Mexico Bulletin Board kit features a variety of stunning photos of Mexican food, ingredients such as corn husks for tamales, tortilla preparation, and tomatillos, and market scenes.
Includes 5 1/2” x 17” Mexico title piece, 7 – 8” x 8” photos and 6 – 4 1/2” x 11” photos with matching descriptions.
Sized for a 3’ x 4’ bulletin board.
Can be easily adapted to fit any sized board. Bulletin board not included.
© 2009 Learning ZoneXpress
Item # 9122
Price: $24.95 Today: $10

Monday Movie Review: Nutrition Controversies – Organic Food

Check it out as Rickey and Genevieve interrogate Carrot to shed light on the issue of eating organic foods in “Nutrition Controversies” DVD from Learning ZoneXpress.