PE-Nut Enrichment Activities

Over the course of the 2019-2020 school year, your school received nutrition and physical education lessons through the PE-Nut™ program. PE-Nut stands for Physical Education and Nutrition working together and is delivered by the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM). NKFM staff are committed to connecting your family with activities and resources through virtual activities during these uncertain times. Each week for the next three weeks your nutrition educator will post activities on www.nkfm.org/PE-Nut that you can do with your child(ren).  Click on the tab that reflects the grade-level your child was in this year to access enrichment activities and materials. Each week contains:

  1. A calendar overview of the lesson activities to help you plan your week
  2. Activities with prompts for you to share information and ask questions with your chid(ren) from the Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities™ curriculum.
  3. Health Through Literacy™ book read aloud videos
  4. FitBit™ physical activity videos
  5. Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities Healthy Snack Recipes

We hope you find these activities fun and educational. Please send any feedback or requests to: [email protected].

 

Are you looking for more information on the PE-Nut program? Visit our PE-Nut Program page.
 

Over the next three weeks, enrichment activities for you and your child(ren) will be uploaded to this page to complete together. Before you begin, ask your child the following questions:

  1. What does healthy mean?
  2. What is your favorite food?

Each activity will help answer these questions through fun conversations, videos, and recipes you can make at home. Here are some of the fun topics we will talk about as part of our virtual PE-Nut enrichment activities:

  1. Fruits and Veggies for Me
  2. I Move!
  3. Super Snacks
  4. Where My Food Comes From
  5. Healthy Me


Week two overview:

Week Two Enrichment Activities - Kindergarten

 

Lower elementary activities are designed for students in first and second grade.

Over the next three weeks, enrichment activities for you and your child(ren) will be uploaded to this page to complete together. Before you begin, ask your child(ren) the following questions:

  1. Why do you think that eating healthy foods and being physically active every day is important?
  2. Look around the room you are in now. What do you see that can help you be healthy?

Each activity will help answer these questions through fun conversations, videos, and recipes you can make at home. Here are some of the fun topics we will talk about as part of our virtual PE-Nut enrichment activities:

  1. MyPlate for Me
  2. Healthy Celebrations
  3. Move More, Learn Better
  4. Hand Washing
  5. Where Food Comes From
  6. Eating Fruits and Veggies

Week Two Overview:

Week Two Enrichment Activities - Lower Elementary

 

Upper elementary activities are designed for students in third, fourth, and fifth grade.
Over the next three weeks, enrichment activities for you and your child(ren) will be uploaded to this page to complete together. Before you begin, ask your child(ren) the following questions:

  1. Why is it important to eat healthy foods and be physically active every day?
  2. What is one thing you can do to be healthy?
  3. Look around the room we are in now. What do you see that can help you to be healthy?
  4. Now think about your community – what places and people can help you be and stay healthy?

Each activity will help answer these questions through fun conversations, videos, and recipes you can make at home. Here are some of the fun topics we will talk about as part of our virtual PE-NutTM enrichment activities:

  1. Eating the MyPlate Way
  2. Healthy Celebrations
  3. My Moves, My Goals
  4. Where Food Comes From
  5. Hand Washing
  6. Eating More Fruits and Veggies

Week Two Overview:

Week Two Enrichment Activities - Upper Elementary

 

SNAP Resources

Online learning in a SNAP

  • SNAP Ed videos created by the NKFM. 

SNAP-ED

  • Resources for assistance with benefits, eligibility, and purchasing items.

Meals 4 Kids

  • Assistance in finding meals available near you while schools are closed.
     

Healthy Eating


ChopChop Spring 2020

  • Free magazine with kid friendly recipes and cooking tips.

Eat Well in a SNAP

  • Helping you and your family eat well all month long

Cooking Substitutions

  • Inside this document you will find tips on cooking substitutions, stretching your ingredients, and cooking on a budget. This information was provided by Share Our Strength.
     

Additional Kid-Friendly Enrichment Activities

Kids’ Corner from the United States Department of Agriculture

  • Coloring activities and puzzles for children of all ages.

NKFM YouTube: PE-Nut Playlist

  • Physical activity videos and healthy recipe demonstrations from nutrition educators.