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PrologueThe Cow Loves CookiesLet’s Eat (A Comer)Conversation Starters :
Bee-bim BopEating the Rainbow 

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Prologue: Mealtime is Family Time

Picture of adult and child eating

Parents view a short program about family mealtime. They receive a handout about feeding their preschooler as well as a magnet and four coasters that reinforce the Division of Responsibility in Feeding concepts shown in the program and subsequent lessons.

Mealtime is Family Time (3-minute video). Click to learn more…
MEALTIME IS FAMILY TIME – ENGLISH

Advises pre-school teachers, parents and caregivers about feeding young children. Available in English and Spanish.

Evidence-based.

Suggested use: WIC sites, pediatric and family medical care offices, pre-schools and day care, nutrition or parent education programs, health displays/fairs, SNAP-ed sites or assistance offices, and food pantries.
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LA HORA DE COMER ES LA HORA DELA FAMILIA

Aconseja a maestros de enseñanza pre-escolar, padres, encargados del cuidado de niños, acerca de como alimentar niños pequeños. Está disponible en inglés y español.

Evidence-based.

Se sugiere usar en: sitios de WIC, oficinas de cuidado médico pediatrico y de familia, guarderías y escuelas de enzeñanza pre-escolar, programas de nutrición o de educación para padres, exhibiciones/ferias de salud, sitios educativos de SNAP u oficinas de asistencia y despensas de comida.
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Prologue: Mealtime is Family Time

Prologue: Mealtime is Family Time

Prologue: Mealtime is Family Time

The Cow Loves Cookies: Showing How We Enjoy Eating

The Cow Loves Cookies
Children read the book The cow loves cookies and explore the enjoyment of eating. Children show, in words and actions, how animals and they like to eat. This lesson is taught anytime after Prologue.
This lesson addresses Eating Competence. Click to view or print….
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The Cow Loves Cookies: Showing How We Enjoy Eating

The Cow Loves Cookies: Showing How We Enjoy Eating

The Cow Loves Cookies: Showing How We Enjoy Eating

Let’s Eat (A Comer): What Counts as Family Mealtime?

Let’s Eat (A Comer)
Children read the book Let’s Eat (A Comer) and identify the benefits of eating together. They learn what counts as family mealtime and evaluate 8 mealtime scenarios. A food tasting activity lets them try some foods shown in the book. This lesson is taught anytime after Prologue.
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Let’s Eat (A Comer): What Counts as Family Mealtime?

Let’s Eat (A Comer): What Counts as Family Mealtime?

Let’s Eat (A Comer): What Counts as Family Mealtime?

Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters images with tear off starters.
Children learn about food-neutral conversation. They create a “Chinese take-out box” to hold “fortunes” that can be used to start mealtime conversation in school and at home. This lesson is taught anytime after Prologue.
This lesson addresses shared family mealtime. Click here for more information.
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Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters

Bee-bim Bop: Cooking and Being Together

Bee-bim Bop
Children read the book Bee-bim Bop and “pretend” to cook and eat together a Bee-bim Bop meal. They practice politely accepting and refusing the “pretend” foods. This lesson is taught anytime after Prologue.
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Bee-bim Bop: Cooking and Being Together

Bee-bim Bop: Cooking and Being Together

Bee-bim Bop: Cooking and Being Together

Eating the Rainbow: It’s a Child’s Choice

Eating the Rainbow: A Colorful Food Book

Children practice the concept of food acceptance and refusal while reading Eating the Rainbow, A Colorful Food Book and participating in a food-tasting activity. This lesson is taught anytime after Prologue.

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Eating the Rainbow: It’s a Child’s Choice

Eating the Rainbow: It’s a Child’s Choice

Eating the Rainbow: It’s a Child’s Choice

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