Curriculum Training for Teachers Curriculum Trainingfor Teachers Nutrition Education for Kindergarten
What is a whole grain? Some examples of whole‐grain ingredients include: brown rice buckwheat bulgur graham flour oatmeal quinoa rolled oats whole‐grain barley whole‐grain corn whole oats whole rye whole wheat wild rice For other foods you will need to check the ingredients list: Look for the word “whole” before the first ingredient. Some foods are always whole grains, like oatmeal, brown rice, wild rice, and popcorn.
Give it a Try! E) Roll Ingredients: Unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour, Sugar, Salt, Soybean Oil, Oat Bran, Yellow Corn Meal, Salt, Barley, Rye D) Cracker Ingredients: Whole-Grain Brown Rice Flour, Sesame Seeds, Potato Starch, Safflower Oil, Quinoa Seeds, Flax Seeds, Salt C) Dry Cereal Ingredients: Whole Corn Meal, Whole-Grain Oats, Corn Starch, Canola Oil, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar B) Tortilla Ingredients: Whole- Wheat Flour, Soybean Oil, Salt, Corn, Starch, Wheat Starch Bread Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Riboflavin, Folic Acid Can you tell which food is a whole‐grain food based on the ingredients? Look for the word “whole” before the first ingredient.
Are fat-free and low-fat milk as nutritious as whole milk? Milk is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and protein, with 9 key nutrients. Fat‐free and low‐fat (1%) milk still deliver this nutrition, just without the extra fat that is in whole and reduced‐fat (2%) milk.
Why should kids drink milk every day? Kids need calcium and vitamin D for strong bones. Milk helps muscles move and refuels muscles after play. Fat-free and low-fat (1%) milk are heart-healthy. The calcium in milk helps keep teeth strong for a beautiful smile.
What if a student is a vegetarian? Vegetarian diets can include these protein foods: • Beans • Nuts • Nut butters • Peas • Soy products (tofu, tempeh, veggie burgers) • Eggs (for lacto-ovo vegetarians)
What if a student does not drink milk? Calcium-fortified soymilk is an option from the Dairy Food Group. Choose soymilks with about 300 mg of calcium per serving (30% of the Daily Value).
Why are beans and peas unique foods? kidney beans pinto beans black beans lima beans black-eyed peas garbanzo beans (chickpeas) split peas lentils Beans and peas are part of the Protein Foods Group because they are excellent sources of plant protein and provide other nutrients such as iron and zinc. Beans and peas are part of the Vegetable Group because they are excellent sources of dietary fiber and nutrients such as folate and potassium.
Why aren’t green beans in the Protein Foods Group? Green beans are not a mature form of legume. It is not a "bean.” Green beans are part of the "Other" vegetable subgroup. Their nutrient content is similar to other vegetables in that subgroup like iceberg lettuce and celery.
Why is a tomato (and squash, pepper, etc.) part of the Vegetable Food Group? Botanists: FRUIT (seeds/part of plant) Nutritionists: VEGETABLE (nutrients/taste/use)
If all activities are taught, how many hours of nutrition education will kids receive through Discover MyPlate? = 17.25 hours + 20 additional hours Book Club (4) Workbook (6) Celebrations (10)
What is the theoretical basis of Discover MyPlate? Learning can happen without an immediate change in behavior. People have an ability to influence their own behavior and the environment. People can learn through observation or modeling. Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) is a behavior-change model which emphasizes that learning occurs in a social context, and that much of what is learned is gained through observation.
Concepts of Social Cognitive Theory Outcome expectations Self-efficacy Self-regulation/control Behavioral capabilities Reinforcements Environment Observational learning SCT
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