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Nutrition Awareness Campaigns and Tips for Every Month!

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 by Maggie LaBarbera

As we come to then end of September, here's a recap of the food and health awareness campaigns from the past month. Here's some learning materials, tips and resources for Food Safety Month, Whole Grains Month, Family Day- Family Dinners, and Hunger Month. And a sneak peak at what's coming up in October ar Nourish Interactive.

We hope that even though the month for these awareness campaigns are coming to a close, that you keep in mind their messages as a way to help children develop healthy habits all year long!

From our website and other helpful organizations:

Food Safety Month

Alert- Cantaloupes, Listeria and Food Safety More info on Food Alert Cantaloupes

Packing lunches food safety

Cooking with Kids - Kitchen Safety

Mighty Bubbles hand washing songs and games for kids

Food Safety Learning Page and Checklist for kids and families! 2 page PDF, see page 1

kids food safety tips 2 page pdf

Whole Grains Month Whole Grains Council Links

What is a Whole Grain

Whole Grains A- Z

From our website:

Learn about Fiber and Whole Grains

Printable for kids about the importance of fiber | Spanish

Grains Food Group Learning page  English | Spanish

In September, we also celebrated Fruits and Veggies More Matters Month, and Family Day- family dinners. Eating meals together as a family is a great way to spend time together, introduce kids to healthy foods and make healthy habits a part of your week. Any day is good to start family dinner day! Here's a roundup of links to learn more

Nourish Healthy Kids Newsletter  Helping Busy Families Plan Family Dinners

Family Dinner Tips and Links

Fun Card Game to play at the dinner table- view and print the NEW card game to get the kids talking about healthy food and physical activity.

From our blog archives:  Why Family Dinner?

Blog for Family Dinner : hear the latest news and helpful tips on the Family Dinner Project

Color My Plate -kids' printable activity pages that encourage more fruits and vegetables

Hunger Awareness Month information and helpful resources:

For at least one in six Americans hunger is an issue, kids need to have good healthy food in order to learn, grow and play. Here are organizations to support hunger charities and also ways to find help to afford food.

Hunger Awareness- Hunger Action

Learn about WIC Women, Infants, and Children Food Program

Dinner Garden-  Seed program to grow your own food

Find a Local Food Bank/Food Pantry

NEXT UP October!

We'll be sharing news about the YMCA's America on the Move, tips to help kids be more active,  healthy options for Halloween, and National Dental Hygiene Month tips.

Our Printables Calendars for October-  a fun healthy tip each day! Families and kids enjoy our healthy nutrition and physical activity tips

View and print calendar PDFs:

Non-Holiday version: Healthy Grains English | Spanish

Holiday version:  Halloween English | Spanish

Or choose a Blank October Calendar to write in your own tips!

Also coming up in October

October 11/12 Let's Jump- Join NatGeo Kids, the First Lady and Let's Move to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks!  Or Team up-- moms' Let's Jump for Kids is gathering virtual team to raise money for kids playgrounds.

October 24 is Food Day





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