Presentation on theme: "Arizona Nutrition Network 2010. What we do: United Way of Tucson currently serves about 27 child care centers and 28 afterschool programs throughout the."— Presentation transcript:
Arizona Nutrition Network 2010
What we do: United Way of Tucson currently serves about 27 child care centers and 28 afterschool programs throughout the greater Tucson area. Our participants ages range from 2-17 years of age; majority are Hispanic and White populations 3 Educators provide direct service to each of the sites once a month, year round.
Preschools and Child Care Centers Focus on integrating literacy into our nutrition activities (Michigan Team Nutrition Preschool Booklist) Provide handouts/recipes on the lesson topic for that month Taste Tests with our food demonstrations and give centers the results and recipe for them to incorporate it into their snacks/lunch menus
Some Favorite books Approximate List Price $10.99 Theme is everyday/sometimes foods Hardcover with read along CD, List Price $18.95 at Theme is eating the colorful rainbow of fruits Approximate List Price $7.00 Theme is gardening and picking the colorful vegetables to make soup
Applesauce Lesson Lesson Plan: Have children help peel the apple by allowing them to take turns turning the handle Core apple to show children that fruits contain seeds Supervise children while they cut 1-2 pieces of sliced apples with plastic knife Have children each take turn sprinkling cinnamon on top of the cut apples While apples cook, have them sit during circle time and read a book about apples/fruit. (Apple peeler List Price $28.00)
Growing a Rainbow Pretend & Play® Fruit & Vegetable Play Food Basket Set (Listing price is $21.99) ct/teachers/shop+by+brand/pretend+- +play--174-/shopping+sets/pretend+- amp-+play fruit+-amp- +vegetable+play+food+basket+set.do Lesson Idea: To discuss how eating your colors ever day to stay healthy and fit, we made this board to have the children match their favorite fruits and vegetables to the colors of the rainbow! Display Board (List Price $8.49) Paint (List Price $2.99 each color)
After School Partners Focus on using games and activities to explain nutrition concepts Provide handouts/recipes for parents; crossword puzzles to the children on the topic. Use AzNN incentive items to children for participating or answering questions correctly Created Blog for afterschool staff partners to access more nutrition resources, discussion board, download TTF documents, recipes, and parent information.
UW Nutrition Blog
¡ Salsa! Groovin Foods - Song: Veggie Meringue CD Listing Price $10.00 at Cantaloupe Salsa- AzNN Recipe at: Lesson Idea: Discuss importance of fruit and vegetables as a use for energy input and weight management; and how exercise also plays a key role in energy output. Have children dance to a salsa type music and then make cantaloupe salsa!
My Pyramid Mat Food Pyramid Activity Mat by Learning Resource (listing price $36.95 at Use to review the food groups by playing relay races with the children
Contact Information Andrea Chiasson, MPH, RD Health and Nutrition Director Alisa Arce Youth Health and Nutrition Director Pictured: Boy from Pima Community College Childcare Center trying raw brussel sprouts!