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Preventive Health Care for Young Children with Disabilities: Teaching Nutrition
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Start with the basics - the food pyramid. Click here to print out a color poster for your classroom from the USDA.
For older children (5-8), you may wish to use the food pyramid worksheet. You can work with children to complete the worksheet themselves and also use it in discussion of food and activity choices. This is not just a preventive health or nutrition exercise, but is also the beginning of an understand for science for young children, how the body works.
An absolute wealth of resources can be found at the USDA website, and we are not just saying in this because we received funding from them. The Team Nutrition website has an incredible resource library where you can find almost everything you need for teaching about nutrition and physical activity. We especially recommend the Nibbles for Health newsletters for child care providers. If you don't have Internet access and are reading this on our CD-ROM, click here for two examples, "Being active in cold weather" and "Active living for families".
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