Get Veggie-cated!

Maybe it’s in my genes (my mom was an elementary school teacher for over 30 years) but I just love classroom merchandise. Here’s a great idea for the teachers out there!

The impressive program, which you can plug into any school and any curriculum with any budget, is highly adaptable, and includes a plethora of tools and resources that are, from my vantage point, pretty ground-breaking. These include: kid-friendly posters about vegetables; lesson suggestion books; information on implementing “tasting times” in the classroom — and ballots for the kids to rate how much or little they liked it; colorful reward stickers that say “I tried (insert vegetable here)!”; veggie-heavy recipe booklets for the kids’ families, as well as nutrition tips; recipes specifically designed for school lunches; ideas for incorporating cooking classes into the classroom and after school; and innovative ways to bring “Veggiecation” into math, reading, language, science, art, music, and gym, as well as summer camp and health fairs, and even senior centers and hospitals. Holy kale, right?

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