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Mission Nutrition

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Summary: Nutrition education materials for K-8 using space-themed cartoon characters.

Details: This site provides entertaining printable lesson plans with interactive learning activities from a joint initiative of Dietitians of Canada and Kellogg Canada. The intergalactic Mission Nutrition team with Captain Kip, Glubber and Handy-Bot entertain the students while teaching valuable lessons about healthy eating, active living and positive self-esteem. The site also provides resources for healthy family activities. The cartoon characters may be particularly appealing to young boys, and could therefore be a great way to inspire this adolescent group.

Sample lesson plans:

K-1: Mission 1 – One Of A Kind Amazing Bodies
Grade 2-3: Mission 3 – Food To Grow, Go And Glow
Grade 4-5: Mission 2 – Exploring Vitamins and Minerals
Grade 6-8: Mission 4 – Using Food Labels

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Silje Mork Bjorndal is Registered Dietitian based in Fountain Valley, California. Silje currently works in clinical nutrition and has experience writing nutrition curriculum for children and adolescents.

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