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LZX New Product: Fruit and Veggie Fakes Poster

Fruit and Veggie Fakes PosterLearning ZoneXpress is pleased to announce our latest new product: Fruit and Veggie Fakes Poster

Fruit and Veggie Fakes Poster

Don’t be fooled by fake sources of fruits and veggies! The Fruit and Veggie Fakes Poster features seemingly health foods that are often mistaken for real fruits and vegetables like veggie sticks, fruit snacks, and juice drinks. The poster offers tips for spotting produce impostors like reading nutrition labels and ingredients lists, identifying sources of added sugar, and choosing healthy foods and beverages. 18” x 24” Laminated

© 2014 Learning ZoneXpress

Item # 410240

UPC: 846742005312

Price: $14.95

LZX New Product: Fruit and Veggie Bookmark Rulers

Fruit and Veggie Bookmark RulersLearning ZoneXpress is pleased to announce our latest new product: Fruit and Veggie Bookmark Rulers. Based on the USDA MyPlate icon nutritional strategy, the bookmarks promote the importance of making half your plate fruits and veggies . The rulers include both inches and centimeter measures and are printed on heavy card stock for durability. These bookmark rulers make great giveaways, incentives, or prizes!

“We have found that classroom incentives that promote a healthy message are a win-win for students. They are fun and reward good behavior. They also help reinforce health messages taught in the classroom and lunchroom. They help students internalize the healthy message,” explains Learning ZoneXpress founder Melanie Nelson.

Learning ZoneXpress also has Breakfast Bookmark Rulers that promote the value of eating breakfast to energizing your day. The Breakfast Bookmark Rulers are a handy incentive for classrooms, lunchroom and doctors’ offices.

New Product Announcement: Think Before You Drink DVD

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

Think Before You Drink DVD

Think Before You Drink DVDWhat we choose to quench our thirst matters more than you might think. Beverages are the single largest source of calories in the average American diet and their contribution often goes largely unnoticed. Soft drinks, sweetened teas, specialty coffee drinks, sports drinks, fruit-flavored juices, and energy drinks are the sugary, empty-calorie culprits contributing to rising rates of obesity and other chronic diseases. Discover the best beverage bets and learn more about how to make healthy choices through short video segments, including:

Sugar Shockers: A Sour Choice (4:47)
Sports Drinks and Performance (3:27)
Water That Isn’t H2O (3:25)
Energy Drinks and Caffeine (6:50)
Healthy Beverages = Healthy You (6:43)

Total run time 25 min.
Closed captioned
Grade 6 – adult

© 2014 Learning ZoneXpress

Item # 300049

UPC: 846742004797

Price: $79.95 

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 

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 

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 

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 

New Product Announcement: Smart Snacks in School Handouts

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

Smart Snacks in School Handouts

Smart Snacks in School HandoutsEducate parents, students, school staff, and other stakeholders about new “competitive food” standards in schools as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 with the Smart Snacks in School Handouts. This handout highlights the changes being made to school vending, a la carte lines, and other foods sold at school by comparing foods before and after the regulations, reasons behind the changes, times that the rules are in effect, and explains beverage requirements.

8 1/2” x 11”, 50 sheets, 2-sided

© 2014 Learning ZoneXpress

Item # 470161

UPC: 846742004902

Price: $9.95 

New Product Announcement: Physical Activity Tri-Fold Brochures

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

Physical Activity Tri-Fold Brochures

Physical Activity Tri-Fold BrochuresFind motivation to get up and get moving with tips and suggestions found in the Physical Activity Tri-Fold Brochure. This educational wellness brochure includes pointers for increasing daily physical activity and the benefits to your body.

The physical activity pamphlet addresses the importance of exercise, how much is needed each day, and identifies the difference between moderate and vigorous activities. The brochure also explains the four different types of exercise including aerobic, muscle strengthening, bone strengthening, and balance and stretching.

This tri-fold brochure is a part of the A Healthy Habit® series of easy-to-read nutrition education pamphlets for the doctor’s office, healthcare clinic, classroom, or workplace.

50 copies
8 1/2” x 11”, tri-fold

© 2014 Learning ZoneXpress

Item # 210213

UPC: 846742004957

Price: $16.95

The FDA is investigating changes to Food Labels

Read Food Labels PamphletThe Food and Drug Administration is looking into changing how they label foods. One of the biggest changes is more realistic measurements – for example, they now give nutritional information on 20 ounces of soda on a 20-ounce bottle, rather than listing information for 8 ounce servings. After all, if you have purchased a 20 ounce bottle, you probably plan to drink 20 ounces. It makes perfect sense. Also there are just some small changes that make the labels easier to read – bigger letters and better organization.

CNN details some of the nutritional changes…

The proposed labels would remove the “calories from fat” line you currently see on labels, focusing instead on total calories found in each serving. Nutritionists have come to understand that the type of fat you’re eating matters more than the calories from fat. As such, the breakdown of total fat vs. saturated and trans fat would remain.

Put down that doughnut: FDA takes on trans fat

The proposed labels would also note how much added sugar is in a product. Right now, it’s hard to know what is naturally occurring sugar and what has been added by the manufacturer.

“Now when Americans pull a product from the supermarket shelf, they will have a clear idea of how much sugar that product really contains,” American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said.

The changes aren’t a sure thing yet – it’s still in the works, but we wanted to send a heads up…

With this announcement, the FDA has opened a 90-day comment period, during which experts and members of the public can provide input on the proposed rules. The FDA will then issue a final rule. Officials said they hope to complete the process this year.

Manufacturing companies will then have two years to implement the changes.

Nutrition labels have remained pretty much the same for decades. It wasn’t until the late 1960s that most food labels listed any nutrition information.

We’re keeping an eye on the changes and are already working on researching updates to our range of products on reading food labels. We’ll be sure to post any updates we learn about.