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1 Bring Magic to the Cafeteria! Kelli-Kay Chun, BS, MBA School Nutrition Association Chicago, Il. ANC ‘07

2 “Hey, there’s a “Hare” …

3 In my Spaghetti!

4 Introduction Nutrition Education doesn’t have to be boring! Students can’t resist a little fun and magic with their food! There’s no magician’s hat to be found in the cafeteria… just some “hare” in my spaghetti!

5 Remember… Hungry kids can’t learn!

6 Therefore… The primary goal of nutrition education is to influence student’s eating behaviors.

7 Students… they are ready to learn and achieve academic success! they are ready to learn and achieve academic success! But we need to give them the proper fuel! Filler up with high Filler up with high octane nutrition education! octane nutrition education!

8 Learning Objectives Making Nutrition Education fun! Making Nutrition Education fun! Learning some secrets of food magic! Learning some secrets of food magic! Increasing student’s knowledge in nutrition! Increasing student’s knowledge in nutrition! Allowing students to make better healthy food choices! Allowing students to make better healthy food choices! Partnering with school faculty, staff, & community! Partnering with school faculty, staff, & community!

9 Learning Objectives (continued) Increasing your creativity by making magic with school lunch in your cafeteria! Increasing your creativity by making magic with school lunch in your cafeteria! Utilizing the New USDA Food Guide Pyramid and the American Dietary Guidelines with your newly acquired magic skills! Utilizing the New USDA Food Guide Pyramid and the American Dietary Guidelines with your newly acquired magic skills!

10 Sample Lesson Plan Start with the Food Pyramid Start with the Food Pyramid Show all Food Groups Show all Food Groups Describe each food group’s function Describe each food group’s function Incorporate magic Incorporate magic Reality Zone! Share both inspirational and tragic stories which illustrate how good and bad choices affected people’s lives. Reality Zone! Share both inspirational and tragic stories which illustrate how good and bad choices affected people’s lives.

11 Food Pyramid Basics…

12 Food Pyramid Magic Grains; Eat at least 6 oz per day. Breads, pastas, whole grain cereals and rice. Grains; Eat at least 6 oz per day. Breads, pastas, whole grain cereals and rice.

13 Food Pyramid Magic Vegetables/Fruits; Eat 4-5 cups per day. Eat orange colored and dark green leafy vegetables i.e. broccoli, sweet potato, carrots, spinach served fresh or frozen. Vegetables/Fruits; Eat 4-5 cups per day. Eat orange colored and dark green leafy vegetables i.e. broccoli, sweet potato, carrots, spinach served fresh or frozen.

14 Food Pyramid Magic Milk; 3 cups a day is recommended. Go low fat or fat-free. Choose yogurt and other milk products. Milk; 3 cups a day is recommended. Go low fat or fat-free. Choose yogurt and other milk products.

15 Food Pyramid Magic Meats & Beans; Eat 5 ½ oz every day. Go lean. Choose low fat meats and poultry. Grill, bake or broil. Choose more fish and legumes. Meats & Beans; Eat 5 ½ oz every day. Go lean. Choose low fat meats and poultry. Grill, bake or broil. Choose more fish and legumes.

16 Let the Magic… The most important thing you will need is: A Magic Wand! You may use a big ladle, serving spoon, spatula or… You may use a big ladle, serving spoon, spatula or…

17 Rubber Chicken!

18 Hey, there’s a fruit coming out from your EAR! Things you will need: “Spongeee” fruits/vegetables “Spongeee” fruits/vegetables

19 Melting and Breaking a Metal Spoon or Fork with two fingers! You will need: Two identical metal spoons Two identical metal spoons Two identical metal forks Two identical metal forks

20 Magical Grains! Cut and restore the spaghetti noodle! You will need: 3 ft. rope (10 pcs.) 3 ft. rope (10 pcs.) Large serving tray Large serving tray Scissors Scissors Red construction/poster paper Red construction/poster paper A stuffed bunny (optional) A stuffed bunny (optional)

21 Magical Grains “Professor’s Nightmare” Magically produce 3 different sizes of spaghetti into 3 same size spaghetti! You will need the following: 3 pieces of rope of different size 3 pieces of rope of different size

22 Magical Fruit/Vegetables Making a fruit salad, you will need: CD music “Fruit Salad, yummy yummy” from the Wiggles music kid’s group CD music “Fruit Salad, yummy yummy” from the Wiggles music kid’s group Balloons (260 size) Balloons (260 size) Balloon pump Balloon pump Large Brown paper package Large Brown paper package

23 Making a balloon apple/orange/banana You will need: 1 – 260 partially inflated red balloon 1 – 260 partially inflated red balloon 1 – 260 size partially inflated yellow balloon 1 – 260 size partially inflated yellow balloon 1 – 260 size partially inflated orange balloon 1 – 260 size partially inflated orange balloon Balloon pump Balloon pump

24 More Magical Fruits/Vegetables! There’s a rainbow on my plate: Thumb tip Thumb tip Small silk streamer Small silk streamer Plate Plate Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Visit Visit

25 And more magical vegetables! The un-withering lettuce: Fresh Romaine lettuce leaf Fresh Romaine lettuce leaf

26 Levitating milk! Making a Milk Carton levitate: ½ pint empty milk carton ½ pint empty milk carton Scissors Scissors

27 Magical Meat/Beans! Make Beans or Meat magically appear: Brown paper bag or magic change bag Brown paper bag or magic change bag Dried Kidney beans Dried Kidney beans Toy plastic chicken/meats Toy plastic chicken/meats Construction paper Construction paper Scissors Scissors Scotch Tape Scotch Tape

28 Putting all the “magic” together! Make the Wellness Policy work! Make the Wellness Policy work! In the cafeteria; tours, vegetable/herbal gardens, making healthy snacks. In the cafeteria; tours, vegetable/herbal gardens, making healthy snacks. In the classroom; utilize the USDA Food Pyramid. In the classroom; utilize the USDA Food Pyramid. Teachers/Parents/Community; offer nutrition education and gather support! Teachers/Parents/Community; offer nutrition education and gather support! Nutrition materials; know where to get them! Nutrition materials; know where to get them!

29 It is not THE END… Let your magical food journey begin!

30 Magic Resources DaytonaMagic.com DaytonaMagic.com PenguinMagic.com PenguinMagic.com tmyers.com tmyers.com Balloonhq.com Balloonhq.com David Ginn David Ginn Kidzone.ws/magic.com Kidzone.ws/magic.com 5fingermagic.com 5fingermagic.com Dreamlandmagic.com Dreamlandmagic.com International of Brotherhood Magicians International of Brotherhood Magicians Society of Brotherhood Magicians Society of Brotherhood Magicians I can be reached at: School Food Services Branch, 1106 Koko Head Avenue, Honolulu, HI (808)

31 Acknowledgements/ Resources School Nutrition Association School Nutrition Association USDA Food & Nutrition Service USDA Food & Nutrition Service Centers for Disease Control Centers for Disease Control 5- a day Hawaii “Eat a Rainbow” 5- a day Hawaii “Eat a Rainbow” Action for Healthy Kids Action for Healthy Kids ADA ADA Elementary/Secondary School Principals Association Elementary/Secondary School Principals Association National Dairy Council National Dairy Council USDA Cooperative Extension USDA Cooperative Extension Society for Nutrition Education Society for Nutrition Education


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