Favorite Fall Recipes from Dietetic Intern Maddie

…cooked lentils, and cheese. Drizzle tahini dressing over top. Recipe from https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/autumn-glow-salad   Skillet Apple Chicken Thighs Delicious, simple, beautiful, and healthy, this meal is perfect for getting into the swing of the fall season and conveniently comes together in one pan. One pot meals help the flavors cook together wonderfully, and you can enjoy the fall weather while shopping for apples and onions from t…

NC Farm to Preschool Network

…sample newsletter. Network Advisory Committee Members Kim Shaw, A Safe Place CEC, Inc. Debbi Timson, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, Growing Minds program Jennifer Trippe, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, Growing Minds program Natasha Bowden, Buncombe Partnership for Children Julie Sundermann, Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Nutrition Services Branch, Division of Public Health, NCDHHS Diane Beth, Children & Youth…

Meet Your Farmer: TK Family Farm

…irst Apple Pie Apple Butter Time Apples A to Z Apples and Pumpkins Applesauce Applesauce Season Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie Golden Delicious: A Cinderella Apple Story Johnny Appleseed One Green Apple The Hayride: A Resource for Educational Farm Field Trips Are you planning a field trip or outing to an apple orchard this fall? Many apple orchards in Western North Carolina begin opening to the public for u-pick in mid-August. This G…

Farm to School Impacts

…sed interventions that combined classroom curriculum, parent and food service components showed the greatest promise for fruit and vegetable promotion among children. Farm to School programs can offer this multi-component approach, integrating positive food and farm experiences into curriculum, engaging parents and community partners, and connecting classroom and cafeteria activities to create positive food environments. Of the Farm to School prog…

A Farmer’s Life for Me

…One, two, three it’s a farmer’s life for me! Spend a day out in the fields and find out what farmers do! You’ll also find endnotes with fascinating facts about animals and crops. Go to www.barefootbooks.com/farmerslife to access your audio singalong of music by The Flannery Brothers and video animation online. This book is also available in a Spanish edition entitled ¡Vivamos la Granja!  …

July 2020: New Books Added to Growing Minds Library

…help he finally completes a fine-looking basket, learning much about patience, perseverance, and family traditions along the way. — The Thing About Bees: A Love Letter By Shabazz Larkin Recommended Level: Preschool, K-2 A love poem from a father to his two sons, and a tribute to the bees that pollinate the foods we love to eat. Children are introduced to different kinds of bees, “how not to get stung,” and how the things we fear are often things w…

Meet Your Farmer: Ivy Creek Family Farm

…vated on her farm. Next, join junior farmers Leah and Abe Littman for a virtual tour of their family’s farm. See how tomatoes are grown in a greenhouse and in the field, find out when different crops are ready to harvest, see a tractor, and meet some adorable, cabbage-loving goats. https://youtu.be/YqI39mHaFkc Find Growing Minds lesson plans that compliment these videos below.   Preschool Lesson Plans: Roots & Shoots Seed Exploration What Plants N…

Meet Your Farmer: Two Trees Farm

…s interplanting crops, planting pollinator gardens, and preserving wild spaces. https://youtu.be/8Xmq8lFQM-o Explore suggested Growing Minds lesson plans, recipes, and resources to pair with these videos below. Vocabulary words Organism – an individual plant or animal. Biology – the study of living things. Diversity – different types or varieties of things. Biodiversity – the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. Ni…

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