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National Dairy Month celebrates with Photo Challenge

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 by Maggie LaBarbera
 

June is National Dairy Month!  The theme this year is Doing Good With Dairy with a focus on the local farmers and community.     dairy food group

The National Dairy Council is having a photo challenge each day this week.  If you would like to participate, you can take a picture or write a post/tweet about what you and your family are doing.  If you want to participate, they ask that you be sure to tag Dairy Good on Facebook or tweet at @DairyGood and use the #thinkfood hashtag on Twitter!

 

Day 1 – Monday, June 10
Donate nutrient-rich foods, like dairy, to your local food pantry
 
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 11
Explore the best ways to reduce, reuse and recycle food packaging and food waste
 
Day 3 – Wednesday, June 12
How dairy foods can fit in to meal planning for consumers who are conscience of preparing meals with local ingredients
 
Day 4 – Thursday, June 13
Grow your own herbs or fruits/vegetables to prepare healthy meals
 
Day 5 – Friday, June 14
Share ways to make food products last longer – i.e., storage tip, reusing leftovers, etc. – so less is wasted
 

For parents

wanting to learn more about the dairy food group and the importance of this food group for your family, here are some great "straight to the point" articles.

 

For Kids! 

Food group games that promote the dairy food group as part of a balanced diet.

 

Milk Food Groups Learning Sheet

Fun coloring page printable that teach kids about the milk food group
Published: Jul 13, 2011
Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 3-11

Printable - My Plate Dairy Learning Sheet

Teach children about foods from the dairy group using the new My Plate!
Published: Aug 09, 2011
Grades: K-5
Ages: 5-10

Dairy Food Nutrition Flash Cards Cut Out Printable for Kids

Dairy food flash cards activity for kids. Have children make their very own dairy food group cards to use in projects, to create a healthy balanced meal or to help them learn the different foods that belong to the My Plate dairy group.
Published: Aug 09, 2012
Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 3-13

Estimating Milk Servings - Portion Sizes Using Household Items Learning Sheets for Kids

Handy educational sheet that teaches children how to estimate a serving from the milk food group with portions compared to common household items. A great way to teach portion control.
Published: Mar 11, 2012
Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 4-13

My Plate Activity for Children - Dairy Milk Food Group - Make a healthy plate

Worksheet for younger children that has them finding specific foods from the milk food group to make a balanced plate.
Published: Mar 07, 2012
Grades: PreK-2
Ages: 3-7

Preschool Matching Foods and Numbers Activity - The Dairy Food Group

Matching activity for preschoolers learning to count. Count the number of these popular foods from the dairy foods group. Great to combine math and learning about dairy foods in one lesson.
Published: Dec 04, 2012
Grades: PreK-K
Ages: 3-6

Printable - Match the Milk Names and Color the Milk Foods

Fun matching worksheet to help children learn about the different types of milk products. Kids see how much fun healthy calcium rich foods really are to eat!
Published: Jul 13, 2011
Grades: 1-3
Ages: 6-9

Kids Matching Dairy Card Game - Printable Game for Children

Kids love the memory game where they have to find two items that match. Children can now play food groups matching game while they learn the foods in the dairy group. Food group memory game cards are color-coded to match the food groups on the My Plate and the Food Pyramid. You can print all five food group matching game printables and mix them together for a larger group. Print out pages and cut cards along dotted lines. To help game cards last longer, you can paste them onto construction paper and laminate.
Published: Aug 14, 2012
Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 2-13

Preschool Writing Activity - Trace The Dairy Foods

Writing activity for preschoolers learning the write. Trace the words from popular foods from the dairy foods group. Great to combine writing and learning about dairy foods in one lesson.
Published: Dec 04, 2012
Grades: PreK-K
Ages: 3-6

Bookmark Food Group - Dairy Chef Solus Activity

Children's activity that promotes healthy foods. Make your bookmarks that promote the dairy food group. A fun way to remind children how much fun healthy foods made from dairy are!
Published: Apr 05, 2013
Grades: K-5, PreK
Ages: 4-13, 3

Bookmarks Coloring Dairy Food Group Activity - Chef Solus' Dairy Group

Children's coloring activity that promotes the food groups. Kids can make, decorate and color their own bookmarks that promote the dairy food group. This activity promotes the foods from the dairy group.
Published: Apr 05, 2013
Grades: K-5, PreK
Ages: 3-13

Food Group Dairy Milk Fun Certificate Of Achievement For Children

Make learning about nutrition fun for children with our certificates of achievement for the dairy food group. Reward children for making healthy choices.
Published: Feb 25, 2013
Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 2-13

Printable - Word Search Puzzle - Milk Group

These word search puzzles focus on the food groups and their health benefit. These word search puzzles are an easier version with larger letters and 7 words for younger readers.
Published: Jul 15, 2011
Grades: 2-5
Ages: 7-13

Printable - 10 Word Search Puzzle - Milk Group

Older students will enjoy our more challenging word search puzzles. These word search puzzles focus on the food groups, exercise and their health benefits. Each word search puzzle has 10 words for children to find.
Published: Jul 15, 2011
Grades: 4-5
Ages: 8-13

Printable - My Plate Dairy Coloring Sheet

Children will have fun learning about the foods from the dairy group on My Plate with our cute coloring sheet.
Published: Aug 09, 2011
Grades: K-5, PreK
Ages: 5-10, 3-4

Dairy food group coloring sheet

Color page for children introducing the foods from the dairy food group.
Published: Jun 21, 2012
Grades: PreK-5
Ages: 1-13

Chef Solus - Keep those bones growing strong with calcium and vitamin D!

These handouts provide nutrition and fitness information and tips to promote a healthy family. They are kid-friendly so parents can review them with their children!
Published: Dec 14, 2011
Grades: 3-5
Ages: 8-13

 

 

 

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