Thematic Backpack (Ece214)

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Thematic backpack plan jennifer cummings ece214: nutrition and health of children & families instructor: dr. lisset pickens
February 8, 2016

Introduction letter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

My name is _________ and I am your child’s kindergarten teacher. This year, the school has started a new tradition called the “Thematic Backpack Plan”. The “Thematic Backpack Plan” is a backpack that will be sent home in with each student on a weekly rotation. This backpack will not only help the students, but the parents as well. It helps focus on nutrition, safety and how to eat healthy. It will help parents encourage children to be physically active and eat healthy to decrease bad eating habits as children along with decreasing
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For this activity, the students will assist their parents with grocery shopping for healthy food items. They will, with an adult, pick out seven healthy foods and drink items. While doing this scavenger hunt it will educate them on healthy good choices. If the student chooses an item that is not healthy, you (as the parent or guardian) should let them know why the item they chose is not healthy and assist them with choosing another item.

nutrition

During this activity, the students will look through a recipe book, which I will provide. They will chose a recipe and prepare it. For example, if they chose to do a fruit salad they will chose four different fruits let an adult cut them up and put them into a bowl.
During this activity, the students will look through a recipe book, which I will provide. They will chose a recipe and prepare it. For example, if they chose to do a fruit salad they will chose four different fruits let an adult cut them up and put them into a bowl.

safety

During the safety activity, everyday that the students have the “Thematic Backpack Plan” they will write down one thing that they do to practice safety. Also, parents will write down one thing that they do to promote safety with their