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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2020

Will You Pass the Peas, Please?

I hope to encourage more teachers to use family-style dining as part of their daily intentional teaching.

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Authored by: Nikki Waldron
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Young Children
March 1, 2020

Farm to Early Care and Education: Growing Healthy Eaters, Classrooms, and Communities

The farm to early care and education initiative includes a variety of strategies that encourage the use of local foods in meals and snacks, gardening opportunities, and food-based learning activities that promote children’s health and well-being.

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Authored by: Christine Lux, Lacy Stephens
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Teacher helps a boy jump over buckets on a playground
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Healthy Habits

It’s never too early to have conversations about good nutrition.

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Authored by: Lillie F. Geiger, Elizabeth Mirth, Jennefer Gehringer
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Healthy Young Children: A Manual for Programs, Fifth Edition
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January 1, 2012

Healthy Young Children: A Manual for Programs, Fifth Edition

Promotes the health, nutrition, physical activity, and safety of children, staff members, and families. Includes standards, procedures, and resources like sample forms, letters, and checklists.

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Authored by: Susan S. Aronson
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Ramps & Pathways: A Constructivist Approach to Physics With Young Children
Book
January 1, 2010

Ramps & Pathways: A Constructivist Approach to Physics With Young Children

If you think the words young children and physics don’t belong together, think again. Based on the theories of Piaget and the work of DeVries and Sales, this book successfully makes the case for building a constructivist approach to physical science learn

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Authored by: Christina Sales, Rheta DeVries
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Healthy, Fit Families

Children need to move their bodies and eat healthy foods. Families can promote healthy habits by encouraging children to eat nutritious foods and get some exercise every day. Here are some suggestions.
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Children learning how to cook
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August 18, 2016

How a Cooking Class Became a Lesson in Engaging Children

We left with a much richer understanding of the foods in the region, a great set of recipes to recreate back in the states, and a role model in Lily for finding ways to engage children’s interests.

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Authored by: Mary Harrill
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Two young boys at a table laughing
Blog
July 20, 2015

Buon Appetito: Sharing a Love of Food with Infants and Toddlers

How old did Henry have to be before I could share my love of food? Could I share this passion with him while his food consisted of pureed vegetables or bite-sized finger foods?

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Authored by: Natalie Haney Tilghman
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Father feeding his toddler daughter.
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February 19, 2017

Let’s Eat (Well)!

I'm happy to report that these days, I've shed the sloppy-joe-greasy-green-bean guise for a healthier one. What would your children say?

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Authored by: Mabel Yu
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