School year filled with farm to school success using online learning for special education students

…e case for providing positive experiences with healthy food. Visit https://www.thelangschool.org/ to take a look at the different ways you can start learning from your house. Though we are reporting on a good year for child nutrition services, we have to start on a sad note. Christina Dodd, Child Nutrition Director for Henderson County Schools, is resigning at the end of June. We are so sad to see her go, as Christina was not only a big supporter…

Growing Minds Day by Day: Week of May 25

…r children. Remember, learning to identify birds and trees takes practice! Online Tree and Bird Identification Tools and Tips The Cornell Lab online birding guide with Instant ID help Audubon’s easy ways to get kids birding (includes instructions for making DIY cardboard binoculars) NC Tree Identification Tool from North Carolina Cooperative Extension Arbor Day What Tree Is That? online identification field guide Lesson Plans This week we’re recom…

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Growing Minds Day by Day: Week of March 30

…with peeling and grating the vegetables and measuring the ingredients.    Online Resources of the Day for Wednesday, 4/1: Soil Science Lesson Plans and Preschool Mud Activities The Growing Minds website features several soil-themed lesson plans that can be adapted to the home garden or classroom: Soil Exploration, Soil Temperature, and Soil Amendments. These lesson plans are geared for grades K-2, but could be adapted for other ages. Our Soil Jeo…

Favorite Fall Recipes from Dietetic Intern Maddie

…lavors cook together wonderfully, and you can enjoy the fall weather while shopping for apples and onions from the market! Active Time 25 Mins Total Time 25 Mins Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 thigh and 2/3 cup apple mixture) Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 4 (4-oz.) skinless, boneless chicken thighs 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage 1…

July 2020: New Books Added to Growing Minds Library

…ingalong, complete with a CD or access audio singalong and video animation online at barefootbooks.com/drivetractor. Learn about farming through the seasons. Sung by SteveSongs. — Old MacDonald Had a Truck Written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban Recommended Level: Preschool, Kindergarten Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a…TRUCK?! With a DIG DIG here and a SCOOP SCOOP there, this classic folk song just got rev…

Growing Minds Day by Day: Week of April 13

…de for transforming your lawn into garden beds. You can also visit the OGS online Gardener’s Library for tips on container gardening, improving your soil, organic weed and pest control, and more.  Purchase seeds: Flower, herb, fruit, and vegetable seeds can be purchased online from our friends at Asheville-based Sow True Seed.  Purchase plant starts: If starting your own seeds seems daunting, you can simply purchase seedlings to transplant directl…

Middle and High School Resources

…e and domesticated plants.  This book includes a companion documentary and online teacher’s guide. Choice, Control, & Change: Using Science to Make Food and Activity Decisions, by Koch, Contento, Barton (National Gardening Association): Learn about the human body systems and how food and activity are important in its well being through studying diet and activity choices.  (Grades 6-8). Farm to Table and Beyond, by Koch, Contento, Barton (National…

Growing Minds Day by Day: Week of April 27

…ly grown produce, eggs, and cheese and you’re local to Asheville, consider shopping safely at the new ASAP Farmers Market at A-B Tech, organized in response to the COVID-19 emergency to ensure public health. The market takes place on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 am to noon. SNAP/EBT benefits are accepted at the ASAP Farmers Market.   Online Resources of the Day for Wednesday, 4/29: Planting a Victory Garden Throughout history, people have often…

Farm to School Impacts

…91-93. National Farm to School Network. (2009). Farm to School Chronology. www.farmtoschool.org/files/F2SChronology3.09.pdf. National Farm to School Network. (2011). Statistics. www.farmtoschool.org. Ogden, C. L., Carroll, M. D., Curtin, L. R., Lamb, M. M., & Flegal, K. M.(2010). Prevalence of high body mass index in US children and adolescents, 2007–2008. Journal of the American Medical Association, 303(3),242–249. doi: 10.1001/jama.2009.2012 Pot…

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