'The Forest Feast' Teaching Helps

‘Forest Feast’ Pizza Box Flannel Board

Nonna Joann • January 12th, 2010 • 'The Forest Feast' Teaching Helps

Pizza Box Flannel Board

The Pizza Box Flannel Board idea came from my sister, Linda. She has been teaching preschool for over 20 years. Linda uses the Pizza Box Flannel Board for center time. Center time is when the children choose an activity do to alone at a table. In addition, The Forest Feast flannel pieces may also be [...]

7 Fun Whole Food Activities

Nonna Joann • January 5th, 2010 • 'The Forest Feast' Teaching Helps

Getting your kids to eat their veggies doesn’t have to be to be a battle! My new children’s storybook, The Forest Feast: Baby Bites Mealtime Adventures, integrates fun with whole foods. The Forest Feast is designed to help develop healthy eating habits in children. It’s a must-have for any picky eater.
Best friends, Betty Baby Bites®, a [...]

Teacher’s 3-Day Nutrition Lesson Plan

Nonna Joann • December 1st, 2009 • 'The Forest Feast' Teaching Helps

3-Day Nutrition Lesson Plan

1) Photocopy Try Rannosaurus®. Use a PDF image by clicking on the image to the left. Print in landscape mode. You will get an 8″ X 11″ image. Back Try’s image with cardboard or card stock. Cut a hole in Try’s mouth. Tape a one gallon plastic bag to the back of Try’s head so it opens to [...]

Read ‘The Forest Feast’ Aloud

Nonna Joann • November 18th, 2009 • 'The Forest Feast' Teaching Helps

The Forest Feast storybook is designed to help develop healthy eating habits in children.
Following are directions for reading the book to a group of children.
Read Aloud
Show the children the front cover of the book. Make sure to hold the book in front you in such a way that the children can easily see the pictures. [...]

Healthy Bites Lesson Plans

Nonna Joann • October 25th, 2009 • 'The Forest Feast' Teaching Helps

Are you a preschool teacher?
Early elementary school teacher?
Do you home-school?
Are you a children’s librarian?
You’ll want to check back for Healthy Bites Lesson Plans and Activities for The Forest Feast storybook.
1. Read Aloud Story Helps and Questions
2. Teacher 3-day Plan (Focusing on the Food Pyramid
3. Food on a Plate
4. Healthy Food or Junk Food?
5. A [...]

Why a Storybook?

Nonna Joann • October 8th, 2009 • 'The Forest Feast' Teaching Helps

Because We Desperately Need One

If you’re old enough, you’ll remember watching Saturday morning cartoons with Popeye and Olive Oil. When Popeye needed super strength, he’d open a can of spinach with his bare hands and gulp down the contents. For sure, canned spinach is the least nutritious way to eat spinach, but at least he consumed [...]

Healthy Eating Is Now Fun!

Nonna Joann • October 8th, 2009 • 'The Forest Feast' Teaching Helps

The Forest Feast Encourages Healthy Eating
Lifestyles and behaviors are established in early childhood. This is especially true for eating habits and food preferences. Unfortunately, many foods that children consume are lacking in essential nutrients.
Our national taste buds have become accustomed to junk foods, loaded with added sugars, artificial ingredients, and synthetic flavors. This has made [...]

Kid’s White Paper Poofy Chef’s Hat

Nonna Joann • June 18th, 2009 • 'The Forest Feast' Teaching Helps

Kid’s White Poofy Chef’s Hat Directions
You’ll need:
A band of white poster board 26 inches long and 3 inches high
3 sheets of white tissue paper
Scotch tape
clear packing tape
1) Cut the tissue paper to three 10 inches by 26 inches pieces.
2) Pleat and tape one of the short sides of each tissue strip along the hat band. [...]