[Surfnetkids: 13 Jun 2012] Fruits and Vegetables

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#1. June 13, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Happy Flag Day to my American readers!

As the first volume of Jokes By Kids is now available in Amazon, my thoughts have turned to putting together the second volume. I would love to have it illustrated with artwork submitted by kids. To that end, I am now accepting kids’ pictures and drawings over at JokesByKids.com. To help your kid make a submission, visit the site here. Thanks!

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

#2. Fruits and Vegetables

by Barbara J. Feldman

Fruits and Vegetables Printable (** for premium members only)

In honor of June being National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, today’s tour extols the health benefits of including more produce in our diets.

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 What Counts as a Cup? “In general, 1 cup of raw or cooked vegetables or 100% vegetable juice, or 2 cups of raw leafy greens can be considered as 1 cup from the vegetable group.”

Dole: Super Kids
With comics, games, music, and videos, Dole Super Kids makes eating right fun. The site also includes recipes, nutrition guidelines, fitness suggestions, quick facts, and lesson plans for teachers. “What are phytochemicals? Pronounced ?FIGHT-oh-CHEM-icals, ‘they are natural compounds found in fruit, vegetables and other plants. In fact, the term ?’phyto’ derives from the Greek word for ?’plant.’ There are well over a thousand known phytochemicals and possibly many more waiting to be discovered.”

Food Champs
Created by the Produce for Better Health Foundation (the same non-profit that publishes Fruits & Veggies: More Matters) this educational game site is targeted at kids from two to eight-years old. Choose a comic-book character to be your champion (a skateboarding banana or orange, for example) and jump into the games. Activities include coloring pages, games such as Fruit & Vegetable Math, printable worksheets, recipes, and a gallery of kid-submitted artwork.

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

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Fruits and Vegetables Printable

Vegetable Gardening Printable

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#4. Related Games

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#5. Surfing the Calendar

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Jun 13, 1884

First American Flag Adopted
Jun 14, 1777

John Bartlett’s Birthday
Jun 14, 1820

Phrase “under God” Added to Pledge of Allegiance
Jun 14, 1954

Flag Day
Jun 14, 2012

Twelfth Amendment Added to US Constitution
Jun 15, 1804

World Juggling Day
Jun 16, 2012

Bunker Hill Day
Jun 17, 1775

M.C. Escher’s Birthday
Jun 17, 1898

Watergate Democratic Headquarters Burglary
Jun 17, 1972

Father’s Day
Jun 17, 2012

Father’s Day Poems
Jun 17, 2012

Paul McCartney’s Birthday
Jun 18, 1942

Family History Day
Jun 18, 2012

National Pollinator Week
Jun 18-24, 2012

Juneteenth: Anniversary of Emancipation for Texas Slaves
Jun 19, 1865

Sonora Smart Dodd Celebrates First Father’s Day
Jun 19, 1910

#6. Quote of the Week

“Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.” ~~ Chinese Proverb ~~ Click here for more Chinese Proverbs.

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