Nutrition

Eat Healthy Food: Caveman Makes Pizza | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Caveman has traveled a long way and a long time to learn more about healthy diets with Dan and friends! In this segment Caveman learns from FFA students that every part of a pizza actually started in the earth, including the crust, sauce, cheese and vegetables!

Snack Hacks | Silly Salad

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Snack Hacks are fun healthy recipes to make with your child that provide positive experiences with healthy foods. Spend some quality time together while building science, reading, and math skills. This Silly Salad recipe brings a tasty smile!

Pizza Restaurant Field Trip

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Come with Penny and the KidVision VPK kids to Peace of Pizza restaurant for a lunch date filled with delicious pizza and a whole lot of learning!  They read menus, make their own pizzas, set the table, and pay the check!  Lunch and learn with us!

Our Supersized Kids: Childhood Obesity

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Childhood obesity is a crippling crisis of supersized proportions. During the past four decades, obesity rates have soared among all ages, but no more so than in children ages 6 to 11. Today, nearly a third of our children and adolescents are overweight or obese. And the numbers continue to rise.

KSPS's Our Supersized Kids delves into the issues causing the childhood obesity epidemic in the Pacific Northwest and around the country and what’s being done about it. Families struggling with obesity are profiled along with successful programs. 

Use the video segments and discussion questions to help students explore the major causes of the childhood obesity epidemic and what can be done about it. Visit KSPS Education for additonal educator resources.

Clip 2: Salt, Sugar, Fat | In Defense of Food

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Learn about how the Western Diet, made up of lots of meat and highly processed foods full of salt, sugar and fat, leads to big profits for food companies and poor health for people. Highly processed foods are often engineered to be irresistible, with just the right texture, taste, and smell to lead us to crave them. This works, especially when combined with heavy marketing, so that processed foods are now 60% of what we eat.

Clip 9: Secrets of the French | In Defense of Food

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Learn that culture can be a very powerful way to teach us how to eat, and how the French have traditions and customs that help them eat well. The French eat at regular times, have routines about the order that courses are served, and believe it is important to eat with other people. Even though the French eat less food than Americans, they spend 135 minutes a day eating while Americans spend 74 minutes. Taking more time to eat can increase the enjoyment and satisfaction we get from food.

Seguridad Alimentaria-segmento 1

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En este segmento la Dra. Ada Laureano Carrasquillo, profesora de nutrición define los términos seguridad alimentaria y escasez. También nos habla del efecto de los cambios climatológicos y el consumo recurrente y cómo éstos producen un problema de riesgo de seguridad alimentaria.

Eat Healthy Food: Caveman visits Apple Orchard | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Caveman has traveled a long way, and a long time to learn more about healthy diets with Dan and friends! In this segment, Caveman visits a fairy tale orchard, where he meets a princess. They discuss the nutritional, as well as poisonous, components of apples!

Grocery Store Field Trip

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Learn about the USDA Food Plate!  Come with Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids to Whole Foods, where they shop for the five food groups and learn that eating a rainbow of colors every day leads to a pot of gold - a strong and healthy body! 

Un plato saludable

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In this Spanish stop animation students will learn about healthy food choices, portions and how to make a balanced meal using the USDA My Plate model.

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