[Surfnetkids: 01 Jul 2009] Healthy Food

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#1. July 1, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Can you believe it’s nearly the 4th of July? Here’s my list of American Independence Day resources from across my network of sites:

1) 4th of July Coloring Pages at Freekidscoloring.com

2) Independence Day Fun. This is the only site I’ve made a tiled background image for. See that repeating image on the background of the site? Although I can’t deny that it’s corny, I still like it.

3) 4th of July Crafts at www.MakePlayDough.com.

4) Recommended websites at Surfnetkids.com on the topics of Independence Day, American Revolution, Declaration of Independence.

5) All kinds of American themed games over at Surfnetkids.com, including American Flag Scrambler, American Flag Concentration, and American Flag Jigsaw.

6) 4th of July jokes, from JokesByKids.com.

7) And from readers like you who have contributed their own best links, here is Independence Day at Sharinglinks.com

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

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#3. Healthy Food

by Barbara J. Feldman

Healthy Food Printable (** for premium members only)

Teaching kids about nutrition happens around the dinner table, in the grocery store, at the fast food restaurant, in the classroom, and now also on the Internet with this bunch of sites that make use of fun, online games, cartoon characters and printable activity sheets to get the message across.

CDC: Fruits and Veggies Matter
Although not specifically for kids, this CDC site has interactive tools, tips, and information for all ages. How many fruits and veggies do you need each day? Enter your age, sex, and level of daily physical activity into the tool on the front page, and learn the benefits of adding more fruits and vegetables into your daily diet. Other reasons to visit include Fruit & Vegetable of the Month (pretty pictures to enjoy with your little ones) and Analyze My Plate (drag food items to your virtual plate to get a nutritional analysis of your choices.)

Dole 5 A Day
With games, cartoon characters, recipes, and advice on eating right and being fit, Dole has something for everyone. My favorite sections are the Nutrition Database (where I learned that apples are a member of the rose family!), the healthy recipes, and the games. The Superfoods Mighty Gobble & Chomp is a Pacman style game where fruits and vegetables increase your strength, and candies, fries and soda pop decrease it.

Food Champs
With bright colors and cartoon mascots, Food Champs has fun and games for kids as young as two. Choices include coloring pages, printable stickers, printable recipe cards, interactive games, printable activity sheets, and a gallery of artwork. Games are divided into two age groups: two to five, and six to eight. They include Farm to Fork (learn how food gets from the field to your table), Fruit & Vegetable Math, and Fruit & Veggie Pyramid Game.

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#4. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Healthy Food Printable
Staying Healthy Printable Word Search
Nutrition Printable
Physical Fitness Printable

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#5. Related Games

Healthy Food Coloring Pages

Turkey Jigsaw

Sushi Pairs

Staying Healthy Word Search

#6.Surfing the Calendar

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Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance
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Koko the Gorilla’s Birthday
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Phineas T. Barnum’s Birthday
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Ringo Starr’s Birthday
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#7.Quote of the Week

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~~ Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869–January 30, 1948) Indian political and spiritual leader.

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