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Poster Sale – $5 EACH – ONE DAY ONLY

Check ‘em out – we’ve got a great sale going – but only for a few hours. We have a sample of the options below – you can visit our website for the full list of nutrition education posters…

Key Nutrition Education Lesson Plans for Teachers: Anatomy of MyPyramid PowerPoint Lesson Plans

This PowerPoint presentation dissects the USDA…
Item # 7160
Regular Price: $49.95 On Sale For: $24.98
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Brain-Based Learning Teacher's Guide

Over 30 teaching techniques and tips to help t…
Item # 1148
Regular Price: $29.95 On Sale For: $14.98
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Breakthrough Diabetes Poster

18” x 24” Laminated The Breakthrough Diabetes…
Item # 4619
Regular Price: $14.95 On Sale For: $5.00

Movie Monday: Just the Facts: Cake Decorating

Summer can be a great time to explore new topics- just as career exploration. Learning ZoneXpress has a series of videos and DVDs that explores careers options. Today we thought we’d feature: Just the Facts: Cake Decorating

Beautify your cakes with direction from Chef Rick Forpahl, an experienced cake decorator. Learn proper hand techniques and how to use tools and equipment. He demonstrates basic decorating techniques in this clip from “Just the Facts: Cake Decorating” from Learning ZoneXpress.

Happy Birthday MyPlate Posters

Can you believe it’s been two years since First Lady Michelle Obama and the USDA announced MyPlate? To help support Let’s Move and encourage eating well, we’ve designed two new MyPlate posters with an emphasis on physical activity. Happy 2nd Birthday MyPlate!

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Kids Active MyPlate Poster

Item # 410211
$14.95

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Active MyPlate Poster

Item # 410212
$14.95

Movie Preview: 4 Weeks 2 A Higher Food IQ

Reality TV meets the new MyPlate Dietary Guidelines in 4 Weeks 2 A Higher Food IQ, a real-life video example of a teen accepting a new challenge each week. A registered dietitian gives teen, Lexi, advice, feedback and encouragement with four dietary/fitness challenges. Watch Lexi transform as she increases her food IQ and activity level in the clip from “4 Weeks 2 a Higher Food IQ” DVD from Learning ZoneXpress.

Get a Sneak Peek of the video…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKHHHo7Zb6U

The video is 28 minutes long and suits ages sixth grade to adult.

Monday Movie Preview: 54321+10 Countdown to Your Health for Kids

54321+10 Countdown to Your Health for Kids has been a popular video for Learning ZoneXpress. In fact the video has been a cornerstone for a whole curriculum that supports kids through an catchy process of getting healthier. Catch a sneak peek of the video…

The Countdown to Your Health for Kids DVD gives an overview of the six things kids can do each day to stay healthy. Perfect for elementary students, kids will discover the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, drinking water, having positive mental health, limiting time spent in front of a screen, getting plenty of physical activity and enough sleep. This DVD focuses on the numbers for health essential for kids, including an overview of age-appropriate sleep recommendations, presented by medical professionals giving the facts behind the numbers and kids who give practical advice on how they live the countdown.

The video runs 18 minutes and suits grade 1-6.

Learning ZoneXpress on Fox 9

We are delighted to share a video of Maureen Lyons of Learning ZoneXpress. Maureen was recently featured on FOX 9 Morning News to talk about the LANA Preschool Program. Using nutrition education and healthy activities, the LANA program gives teachers the tools they need to engage and encourage children to taste, eat and enjoy more fruits and vegetables.

Food Allergy Awareness Week: Spread the Word

Food Allergy Awareness Week is being observed May 12-18, 2013. We thought “What better time to debut two BRAND NEW food allergy resources?” As these issues increase, it’s important to educate staff, students, parents, and others on the importance of being aware of food allergies and sensitivities. Take a look at the resources below to help you do just that.

celiacGluten-Free and Celiac Disease Handout

Get in the know about gluten-free foods and wheat allergies. Discover who needs to follow a gluten-free diet with the Gluten-Free and Celiac Disease Handout. This two-sided tear-off handout features basic, need-to-know information about gluten, celiac disease, and gluten sensitivity. The front side of the handout explains what gluten is, identifies foods that contain gluten, and who needs to follow a gluten-free diet. The backside of the handout explains what is celiac disease and how it is diagnosed, what is gluten sensitivity, and includes a message to always ready ingredient labels on foods, medications, and cosmetics for hidden sources of gluten.

  • 8 1/2″ x 11″, 50 sheets, 2-sided
  • © 2013 Learning ZoneXpress
  • Item # 470015
  • Price: $9.95

peanutLactose and Peanut Allergy Handout

Focus on the challenges and considerations of two common food sensitivities and allergies with the Lactose and Peanut Allergy Handout. This two-sided tear-off handout features brief overviews of lactose intolerance and peanut allergy. The front side of the handout identifies sources of lactose, who is most likely to be lactose intolerant, and alternative sources of calcium. The backside of the handout explains the difference between a peanut allergy and a tree nut allergy, what can be done to prevent allergic reactions, the symptoms of an allergic reaction, and a definition of what is anaphylaxis.

  • 8 1/2″ x 11″, 50 sheets, 2-sided
  • © 2013 Learning ZoneXpress
  • Item # 470100
  • Price: $9.95

Monday Movie Preview: My Digital Life

My Digital Life is a video that explores the perils and possibilities of the brave new digital world. This thought-provoking video addresses issues of privacy and the digital footprint; misguided notions about multitasking and learning; as well as the value of being wired vs. unplugged. Are we really more connected or are we losing intrapersonal skills? Is this technology robbing us of our sleep, our free time? Is it controlling our lives? And, what should we be telling our children, ourselves? Enjoy the sneak preview…

Grants for Good Dental care

dentalWe thought folks might be interested in the following from GrantStation

Grants Promote Oral Health Programs for Babies and Toddlers
ADA Foundation: Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health
The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation provides grants for sustainable programs in dental research, education, access to care, and also provides assistance for dentists and their families in need. The Foundation’s Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children’s Dental Health provides grants of up to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations whose oral health promotion initiatives are designed to improve and maintain children’s oral health through primary prevention and education. For 2013, grant funding will be considered for community-based nonprofit organizations that offer parent/caregiver education programs to prevent early childhood caries in babies and toddlers by circumventing primary oral bacterial infection before it can take hold in the baby’s mouth. Approximately 17 grants will be provided. Applications must be received by June 10, 2013. Visit the ADA Foundation’s website to review the application information.

Think Healthy Thursday: Veggiecation

veggiecationEveryone needs a good advocate! Vegetables seem to have a great advocate in Veggication – a website and program that strives to…

promote and educate communities on the health benefits of vegetables and how to prepare them in simple, unique, affordable, and most importantly, delicious ways.

We ran across it recently and were very impressed. It started with one person – certified nutritionist and school food specialist – with a drive to help kids learn about nutrition. The program includes a range of services such as presentations, curricular materials and app!

Our favorite part of the website is the recipe section. Who can turn down a Shamrock Smoothie as a way to fit a little extra kale and bananas into your diet.