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|Title:||Nutrition Fun with Brocc & Roll|
|Pub. date: ||2007, 2012|
|Includes: ||Activity Guide|
|Audience: ||Children, Elementary School Children|
|Description:||Nutrition Fun with Brocc & Roll combines a discovery approach to learning with a healthy dose of humor. Children are taught to assess food and activity habits, set goals, make choices, understand advertising and label reading, learn to plan and develop basic cooking skills through hands-on activities and worksheets. This activity book is designed to be used in conjunction with the book How to Teach Nutrition to Kids. |
|Developer: ||Connie Evers, MS, RD|
|Organization: ||24 Carrot Press|
|Length: ||64 pages|
|Use Restrictions: ||May not copy.|
|Reviewers Comments: ||This hands-on activity guide is filled with a variety of tools to teach children how to make healthful choices. Included are educator notes, parent tips and 42 copy-ready nutrition activity sheets. Topics vary greatly but include the MyPyramid food groups (Note: 2012 Edition uses MyPlate), goal setting, breakfast, physical activity, media awareness, cooking, and gardening. Activities range from role playing, work sheets, puzzles and word games. Along with each hands-on activity, also provided is a list of supplies needed and detailed directions on how to carry out the activity. The handouts feature drawings of and anecdotal quotes from four spokes-foods: Brocc, Roll, Hugh-Man Bean, and Pear.
The activities in the book can be used to provide structure and sequence when planning nutrition and health curricula, as a way to integrate nutrition topics into an existing curriculum and as special lessons for events and wellness celebrations, such as health fairs. Each chapter includes notes on the activities provided, including background information and where to find additional information on some topics. While detailed explanations are included for educators, experience in nutrition education would be helpful to provide further nutrition information and answer questions beyond each individual activity.
A suggested elementary grade level is included on the bottom of each handout; however, many of the activities would be applicable to multiple grade levels and are adaptable for early childhood and middle school grades. Self assessment activities are included, which can be repeated and used as a method of evaluation and a way to observe behavior change.
There is a chapter of easy recipes that children can prepare with adult supervision. Recipes have few, simple ingredients and are designed to be adapted to child preferences. Nutrition information is not included for the recipes.
The innovative and entertaining activities in this workbook will help children have fun and enjoy learning about nutrition. Additional copy-ready handouts are available for purchase from web site.
Note: Fourth Edition released in 2012 reflect the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.