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Red Apple, Green Apple

Show different colored apples to children (red, green, yellow) and invite children to taste each color.  Using a written list, have children vote on which color apple they liked the most.  Discuss what they liked about each apple – sour vs. sweet, crunchy vs. soft.  This is an excellent math lesson or language lesson. Inspired […]

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Before and After Foods

Show foods in different states to children.  For instance, show children an apple and have them taste and describe it.  (The teacher can write down the answers.)  Then, show children applesauce and have them taste and describe it.  Finally, show children apple muffins and have children taste and describe it.  This is an excellent way […]

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From the Lab Preschool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison WI)

Mealtime Guidelines & Routines Meal requirements vary with the child’s age.  Two charts are included in the appendix for your reference. For children under age two, teachers follow the individualized program for care that is provided by the parent during the intake interview and updated every 3 months.   Each infant and each toddler is fed […]

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Links to Recipes and Other Resources

Sources for good recipes Recipes for Healthy Kids, USDA USDA Recipes for Child Care Sample Menus and Recipes from MyPlate.gov     Gardening, cooking, and other food-related activities Grow It, Try It, Like It! USDA Got Veggies? WI Department of Health Services National organizations with helpful resources Team Nutrition USDA: Resources for Child Care Providers […]

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