New Product Announcement: Spanish Healthy Eating From Head to Toe Vinyl Banner

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

Spanish Healthy Eating From Head to Toe Vinyl Banner

Spanish Healthy Eating From Head to Toe Vinyl BannerFuel your whole body by making healthy food choices for your whole body. The Spanish Healthy Eating from Head to Toe Vinyl Banner shows nutritious food choices grouped together by the parts of the body they benefit most, including your brain, hair, skin, teeth, bones, heart, muscles, eyes, and digestive system.

This banner can be hung on a wall or suspended from the ceiling for health fairs, cafeterias, clinic waiting areas, and classrooms.

Banner only option can be displayed hanging on a wall or suspended on the optional stand as a freestanding banner. Spanish Healthy Eating From Head to Toe Vinyl Banner with Stand combination is also available.

24” x 63” full color vinyl graphics with corner grommets. Banner only. Stand sold separately.

Translated in Spanish.

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Item # 932231

Price: $83.95 

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MyPlate Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” is back for 2014!

What a fun opportunity – please pass it on to any young chefs you know. Or maybe this could be used for some creative FACS homework assignments…

Together, with the help of their parents, children ages 8 – 12 years old are invited to submit an original lunch recipe inspired by MyPlate. They could win the chance to attend the Kids’ “State Dinner” hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Entries must be received by April 5, 2014 for a chance to win!

To learn more about this amazing opportunity and to enter the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, visit: http://www.recipechallenge.epicurious.com/

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Movie Monday: What’s the best tips for staying healthy at a fast food restaurant?

What’s the best tips for staying healthy at a fast food restaurant?

Learning ZoneXpress has developed the Tips to Eating Healthy Fast Food Handout with busy families in mind — because as well as being educators and nutritionists, we are parents. We know that sometimes we work late or hockey practice starts early or homework at the library takes longer than expected and on those nights we do the best we can with fast food.

The Tips to Eating Healthy Fast Food Handout highlights common fast food choices along with charts of comparative nutrition information to help you make informed food choices. Tips include choosing nutrient-rich drinks, watching portion size on fries, sensible sides, grilled vs. fried and more.

For example did you know there was a difference of 160 calories between some sauce options? A serving of mustard is 5 calories — the same serving of special sauce? 165 calories. It pays to know the difference!

Handouts are available in tablets of sheets. They are double-sided with English on one side and Spanish on the other. We also have an accompanying poster that’s available. They are perfect for waiting rooms, doctor’s office, school setting — even at playgrounds and community centers — anywhere busy families travel!

Find it on the Learning ZoneXpress website: http://www.learningzonexpress.com

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New Product Announcement: 5 Minute Health Sciences Activities

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

5 Minute Health Sciences Activities

5 Minute Health Sciences ActivitiesIntroduce a lesson or utilize extra minutes of class time with fifty quick and effective activities that get students thinking about all aspects of health care and sciences. 5 Minute Health Sciences Activities is an essential health classroom resource filled with creative, fun, and thought-provoking activity ideas that will get students thinking about health sciences. Activity topics include:
• Medical Ethics
• Diseases, Illness, and Conditions
• Health Care Services and Careers
• Health Care Topics
• Medical Tools and Equipment
• Body Systems
• Medical Abbreviations and Terminology
• Nutrition and Health

5 Minute Health Sciences 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 conclude a lesson.

5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, spiral bound, 50 activities

Written by Mary Larson-Kennedy, MS, CFCS

© 2014 Learning ZoneXpress

Item # 120019

UPC: 846742005190

Price: $29.95 

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Food Literacy Quiz from Nourish Life

You think you know about food? We challenge you to check out the Food Literacy Quiz by Nourish Life. It’s a fun test for all ages. Check it out – have your students check it out. You may be surprised by what you know and what they think!

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Movie Monday: Recovering Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa DVD

Eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are not on the decline. They are as prevalent as ever, which is why Learning ZoneXpress has partnered with Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Larkin McPhee to address the topic. Larkin is well known for her work with Dying to be Thin, a seminal film on eating disorders.

Our latest work together – Recovering: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa – uncovers the challenges of coping with an eating disorder. It features experts in the field outlining symptoms, science behind the diseases and statistics. While real people recovering from the diseases talk frankly about their challenges coping with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Their stories are eye opening.

Questions discussed in the video include:

  • Who is at risk?
  • What sustains an eating disorder?
  • Why are eating disorders dangerous?
  • How are eating disorders treated?

The video has been well received. Midwest Book Review said…

Eating disorders affect people of all ages and races, but young women are the most at risk for these potentially deadly afflictions. Recovering: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa teaches viewers about who is at risk for an eating disorder, what sustains eating disorders, why eating disorders are dangerous (and sometimes lethal), and how eating disorders are treated. An invaluable teaching tool about a serious social problem, Recovering: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa is worthy of the highest recommendation.

The video is designed for all ages from Grade 7 to adult. http://www.learningzonexpress.com/

Also we want to remind folks about the Twitter conversation happening on Wednesday: 2-3:00. Use #StopSnark to participate in the conversation

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

recovering-anorexia-nervosa-and-bulimia-nervosa-dvdNational Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 24 to March 2. This year’s NEDAwareness Week theme is “Everybody Knows Somebody” because awareness of eating disorders is certainly spreading.

We learned more about eating disorders working with Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and host Larkin McPhee on her follow up to Dying to Be Thin - Recovering: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. The DVD uncovers the challenges of coping with an eating disorder. It features experts in the field outlining symptoms, science behind the diseases and statistics. While real people recovering from the diseases talk frankly about their challenges coping with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Their stories are eye opening.

Check it out – and consider how you can spread the word. Or on Wednesday afternoon, from 12pm-1pm PT, join a live conversation on the media’s obsession with critiquing celebrity bodies and its impact on youth, with the National Eating Disorder Association’s Proud2BMe campaign. Use #StopSnark to participate in the conversation and ask questions of our panel!

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New Product Announcement: Live 54321+8® Countdown to Your Health Lesson Plans

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

Live 54321+8® Countdown to Your Health Lesson Plans

Explore six simple lifestyle habits that can significantly improve health and wellness. Live 54321+8® Countdown to Your Health Lesson Plans features lessons that get middle and high school students thinking about ways to keep themselves healthy using a countdown approach:
• 5 servings of fruits and vegetables
• 4 glasses of water
• 3 good laughs
• 2 hours or less screen time
• 1 hour of physical activity
• 8 or more hours of sleep

Each theme includes introductory background information, five classroom lessons, a self-guided web-based activity, and an app-based activity that incorporates mobile app. The lessons are adaptable and can be used independently or in succession, allowing educators freedom in planning to fit individual class needs.

For grade 7-12

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Item # 100130

UPC: 846742004933

Price: $34.95 

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Movie Monday: Food Safety for Older Adults

In the spirit of lifelong learning, Learning ZoneXpress has developed a wide range of educational materials to help educate and sometimes simply remind adults of all ages to make healthy decisions. These resources have been popular with many of our public health customers — and we’re seeing greater interest with nursing homes, assisted living centers and home health care nurses.

Our Food Safety for Older Adults collection includes:

  • Shake the Salt Habit for Older Adults Tri-fold Brochure – Helps senior adults discover ways to reduce their intake of sodium without sacrificing flavor. It explains the sources of sodium in our diets, common high sodium foods, how to read food labels, and tips to reduce sodium intake.
  • Keeping Hydrated for Older Adults Tri-fold Brochure - Encourages older adults to stay hydrated throughout the day. It explains dehydration, the importance of drinking water, ways to drink more water, foods that contribute to hydration, and tips to encourage proper hydration.
  • Food Safety for Older Adults Tri-Fold Brochures - Shows how to keep food safe and prevent harmful foodborne illnesses with practical, sound advice including basic information tailored for seniors based on the four principles of food safety: Clean, Chill, Cook, and Separate.
  • Diabetes MyPlate Tri-fold Brochure - Promotes good food choices with diabetes in mind by adapting MyPlate, to show foods divided into a diabetes-friendly guide. Foods are categorized by adapted food groups, including: fruits, non-starchy vegetables, protein, dairy, and starchy vegetables, grains, and legumes.
  • MyPlate for Older Adults Tri-fold Brochure – Features a unique icon that provides food, fluid, and physical activity guidance that corresponds with USDA’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines for aging populations. It helps promote good nutrition and health through simplified information and practical advice that helps older adults understand the importance of balanced eating, staying hydrated, and daily physical activity.

The brochures come in packs of 50. They are colorful and fit well in a waiting room, cafeteria or doctor’s office.

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New Product Announcement: Stop Traffick Human Trafficking in America DVD

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

Stop Traffick Human Trafficking in America DVDStop Traffick Human Trafficking in America DVD

Human trafficking is the business of slavery – buying, owing, and selling people – and there are more people facing this reality today than at any other point in history. Uncover the horrifying and heartbreaking underworld of human slavery through this fictional short film. While the story accurately illustrates trafficking in America, it also demonstrates there is plenty of reason to hope. The tide is turning. We CAN end modern-day slavery in our lifetime.

The DVD also includes interviews with the film’s producers, actors Stephen Baldwin (Usual Suspects) and Lauren Sweetser (Winter’s Bone), as well as a mother of a teenage trafficking victim. The interviews help give real-life context to this urgent human rights issue.

Approximately 20 minutes
Closed caption
Grade 6 – Adult

“Coming Soon”

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Item # 300052

UPC: 846742005213

Price: $49.95 

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