CONVERSATION STARTERS

Between teachers at school, friends and peers, media exposure and their healthcare provider, today's youth are bombarded with messages about their health. And, often times, these messages are factually inaccurate, incomplete or conflict one another. These Conversation Starters provide a way to begin conversations with youth in a way that is simple and straightforward.

Kids in the Kitchen

Involving kids in the kitchen can improve self-esteem, increase their sense of responsibility and build math and reading skills. Adult help in the kitchen keeps kids safe. The following ideas are ways to have fun cooking with a child at many ages. 

Sneaking Nutrition in with a Science Experiment

This video introduces you to a simple project idea to help you get the conversation started at your school about eating fruits and vegetables. 

What's the Scoop on Sugar?

Sugar in food and drinks can be found naturally or added. Natural sugars are found in foods such as fruit and milk. Added sugars are put into foods when they are processed. Soft drinks, cakes, cookies, ice cream, flavored yogurt, and many cereals have added sugar. But what is the impact of sugar on our bodies? And how much sugar should we have? Click here to find out.