CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

Resources for offering healthful meals served in a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere.

Other NFSMI Resources: Happy Mealtimes for Healthy Kids, 2nd Edition. Published 2011.

   


Grab and Go Lesson - A Caring Relationship
Lesson on establishing a positive feeding relationship between adult care givers and young children.
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Grab and Go Lesson - Understanding a Child’s View of Mealtime
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Grab and Go Lesson - Happy Times with Family Style Meals
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Grab and Go Lesson - Happy Mealtimes Self-Check
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Grab and Go Lesson - Make Mealtimes Special
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Grab and Go Lesson - Family Style Meal Service
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Happy Mealtimes Video - Flash Version
Video lesson on creating positive mealtime experiences in child care; family style meal service. RT 12.5 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.
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Happy Mealtimes Video - Windows Media Video Version
Video lesson on creating positive mealtime experiences in child care; family style meal service. RT 12.5 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.
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Happy Mealtimes for Young Children Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version
Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.
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Happy Mealtimes for Young Children Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version
Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.
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A Family's Guide to Mealtime with Children
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Sample Letter to Parents On Family Meal Service
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Letter to Parents About Meals Served at Home
Sample letter to send home to parents about serving nutritious and balanced meals at home
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Children’s Activity - Make Mealtimes Special
Arts and crafts projects about good eating.
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Lesson Plan - Helping Families Make Healthy Changes for Themselves and Their Children
15 minute training. PDF format.
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Lesson Plan - Helping Families Make Healthy Changes for Themselves and Their Children
15 minute training. MS Word format.
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Lesson Plan - Food and Toddlers
PDF format. Published 2012.
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Lesson Plan - Food and Toddlers
MS Word format. Published 2012.
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Lesson Plan – Food and Schoolagers
PDF format. Published 2012.
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Lesson Plan – Food and Schoolagers
MS Word format. Published 2012.
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