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Title:Food Friends: Fun with New Foods
Pub. date: 2013
Edition: 2nd
Includes: 8 puppets, teacher guide, set of activity cards, tote bag, poster, puzzle, sorting activity, 4 story books, 2 sets of memory cards, 3 paper pads, 20 placemats, 20 activity books, 20 trading cards
Audience: Children, Parents, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
Language: English, Spanish
Description:A nutrition program for preschools that teaches children to try new foods. This 12-week curriculum is based on seven tips for parents and teachers: fun, food exposure, role modeling, choice, learning, how to offer, and avoid force. After purchasing the kit one time, the kit can be used repeatedly by re-purchasing the connection materials. Training options are also available.
Funding Source: Colorado Health Foundation
Developer: J Anderson, L Beckstrom, L Bellows
Organization: Colorado State University
Phone: 970-222-1349
Pilot Testing: Yes. Several pilot studies were conducted.
Assessment instrument Used? Yes
Use Restrictions: may not copy
Web site:
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Food Friends Foundation
    Mail: 1223 Lindenwood Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
    Phone: 800-474-0289
    Cost: 675.00 per kit
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
    Bulkrate:Yes, contact distributor

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