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How do you celebrate National Nutrition month in the classroom?

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Classroom activities that celebrate National Nutrition month include a food color activity, a mystery tasting party, a food guessing game, a making healthy choices lesson and a nutritional geography lesson, all suggested by Education World. Scholastic suggests a cafeteria tour, good eating habits lessons, creating a healthy plate of food, creating a class book, a healthy versus unhealthy foods game and a lesson teaching kids to explain healthy eating habits.

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How do you celebrate National Nutrition month in the classroom?
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Scholastic recommends books that contain lessons about healthy eating, including "Something Good" by Robert Munsch, "A Balanced Diet" by Catherine Veitch, "Gregory, the Terrible Eater" by Mitchell Sharmat and "I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato" by Lauren Child. The National Endowment for the Arts suggests that schools institute a school breakfast week during the month and a Bag the Junk program; both activities are suitable for kindergarten through 12th grade.

For the younger students, the NEA suggests Super Crew for Kids, reading "The Hungry Caterpillar" and activities found on Fizzy’s Lunch Lab website. For grades 6 through 8, the organization suggests the "Dining Decisions Game" and the "Escape From DIAB" online educational game. For older students, the foundation offers tips about games from Nutrition Café, Choose My Plate, SuperTrackers, Team Nutrition and the activities offered by the government-sponsored Let's Move! program.

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