Smart Shopping

6-Part

Breads & Grains

Video Series:

Dairy
& Meat

Fruits & Vegetables

Smart Starts & Snacks


Supporting Materials to Help
Families Create Healthy
Home Food Environments

Nutrition Basics

Overview:

A 6-Part Video Series with Supporting Materials to Help Families Create Healthy Home Food Environments Building Healthy Families:

All the materials, including the videos, are available to download at no cost and are available in both English and Spanish. The components for each topic include a class outline and suggested activities for the teacher, the video for that particular topic, participant handouts, recipes, and the goal sheet related to the focus of the lesson.

The material will fit into a 45-60 minute time frame. Here is a suggested outline:

1. Introduction (class content and sequence of events): 1 minute
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Smart Start Breakfasts and Healthy Snacks
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Milk and Meat
  • Breads and Grains
  • Stretching Your Food $$$ and Healthy Fast Food
2. Class topic here-overview: 10 minutes
3. Video Presentation: (see below for video content/handouts 3 minutes (5 minutes for class 1- no intermission)
4. Video Intermission Discussion: 3-4 minutes
5. Return to Video: 2 minutes
6. Class Video/Topic Final Discussion: 10 minutes
7. Goal for the week: 3 – 5 minutes
8. Class Activity/ Food Preparation: 15-20 minutes

The lessons can be used in sequence or separately, depending upon the audience. The videos are a key educational component as they serve to stimulate discussion and allow the participants to relate quickly to the topic of the lesson. Since the videoswere actually produced in both English and Spanish languages, there was nothing lost in translation. The TALK posters, a table of contents page, and a cover page for a notebook are also provided.

You can view brief reviews of each topic by clicking on the title listed on the web page. Click on English or Spanish for the translated materials which are in a PDF format to download them onto your computer.

Video materials:

Click on the appropriate video image to download these videos.

These files are large (from 80- 162mb) and will take some time to download depending on your internet connection speed. They have been compressed into QuickTime files, which yield the best quality to file size ratio. These files must be downloaded to your computer. Right click the link and save it to disk. If you do not have QuickTime player download it from here. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

These videos are also available with higher quality on a DVD. DVDs also can be requested by contacting Karen Weber Cullen, Ph.D., RD. DVDs may be copied for distribution at your own expense.

We would appreciate if you would take the time to complete the brief questionnaire about how you plan to use the materials. https://www.keysurvey.com/survey/264057/114d/

Thanks and good luck!

  • Nutrition Basics
  • Smart Starts & Snacks
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Dairy & Meat
  • Breads & Grains
  • Smart Shopping

Nutrition Basics:

What does your family REALLY need to eat and how much?

Behavioral messages

  •  Difficult to change family eating habits
  •  Nutrition facts/labels/portion size
  •  Parent responsibility: provide appropriate foods.
  •  Child responsibility: choose what and how much to eat
  •  Child portion sizes

Handouts

My Plate: 2000 kcal English Spanish
Healthful Eating: Food Labels Help! English Spanish
Teaching Good Food Habits English Spanish
Helping a Choosy Eater English Spanish
Recipes English Spanish
TALK poster English Spanish
Class Script English English only

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

English 96 mb English video download link
Spanish 100 mb Spanish video download link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These files must be downloaded to your computer. Right click the link and save it to disk.If you do not have QuickTime player download it from here. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

We would appreciate if you would take the time to complete the brief questionnaire about how you plan to use the materials. https://www.keysurvey.com/survey/264057/114d/

Smart Start Breakfasts & Healthy Snacks:

Do they really matter?

Behavioral messages

  • Parent modeling: Breakfast skipping.
  • Healthy snacks: Package serving sizes
  • Comparison: 10% fruit juice drink with 100% fruit juice drink.
  • Nutrient density- more nutrients for less calories.

Handouts

English only
Why Breakfast? English Spanish
Why Snacks? English Spanish
Juice or Fruit Drinks? English Spanish
Sugar and Your Health English Spanish
Recipes English Spanish
Goal Sheet English Spanish
Class Script English English only

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

English 129 mb english video download link
Spanish 154 mb english video download link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These files must be downloaded to your computer. Right click the link and save it to disk. If you do not have QuickTime player download it from here. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

We would appreciate if you would take the time to complete the brief questionnaire about how you plan to use the materials. https://www.keysurvey.com/survey/264057/114d/

Fruits and Vegetables:

Why are they important?

Behavioral messages

  • Family change may need to be slow.
  • Family talk/decisions made for change.
  • Identify fruit and vegetables.
  • Overcoming FV barriers (time, convenience, cost)

Handouts

The Fruit and Vegetable Groups English Spanish
Sample menu: Getting your FV each day English Spanish
Tips for Getting Kids to Eat More FV English Spanish
Recipes English Spanish
Goal Sheet English Spanish
Class Script English English only

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

English 127 mb english video download link
Spanish 162 mb spanish video download link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These files must be downloaded to your computer. Right click the link and save it to disk. If you do not have QuickTime player download it from here. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

We would appreciate if you would take the time to complete the brief questionnaire about how you plan to use the materials. https://www.keysurvey.com/survey/264057/114d/

Milk & Meat:

Building healthy bodies and strong bones!

Behavioral messages

  • Weaning/baby bottle.
  • Milk selection
  • How to reduce fat content of meats. (demonstration)
  • How to choose lower fat food items.
  • High fat/sugar foods from relatives.

Handouts

Weaning from Breast or Bottle to Cup English Spanish
For Growing Bones - Which Milk? English Spanish
Why Milk, Meat and Protein Foods? English Spanish
Recipes English Spanish
Goal Sheet English Spanish
Class Script English English only

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

English 114 mb english video download link
Spanish 142 mb english video download link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These files must be downloaded to your computer. Right click the link and save it to disk. If you do not have QuickTime player download it from here. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

We would appreciate if you would take the time to complete the brief questionnaire about how you plan to use the materials. https://www.keysurvey.com/survey/264057/114d/

Bread & Grains:

Basic energy choices!

Behavioral messages

  • Why breads and grains are important- energy and fiber.
  • Bread & grain additions like sugar & fat increase calories.
  • Serving size is important
  • Choosing whole grain - higher fiber foods

Handouts

Why Breads and Grains? English Spanish
Raise Your Fiber English Spanish
Recipes English Spanish
Goal Sheet English Spanish
Class Script English English only

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

English 88 mb english video download link
Spanish 114 mb english video download link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These files must be downloaded to your computer. Right click the link and save it to disk. If you do not have QuickTime player download it from here. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

We would appreciate if you would take the time to complete the brief questionnaire about how you plan to use the materials. https://www.keysurvey.com/survey/264057/114d/

 

Stretching Your Food $$$
and Healthy Fast Foods:

Does planning really save money?

Behavioral messages

  • Tips to be a smart shopper
  • Planning family meals
  • Eating out wisely

Handouts

Family Food Shopping-Spend Less English Spanish
Grocery List English Spanish
Family Meals-Fast, Healthful English Spanish
Let's Eat out! Healthy Fast Foods English Spanish
Recipes English Spanish
Goal Sheet English Spanish
Class Script English English only

 

 

 

 

 

Videos

English 87 mb english video download link
Spanish 114 mb english video download link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These files must be downloaded to your computer. Right click the link and save it to disk. If you do not have QuickTime player download it from here. http://www.apple.com/quicktime/

We would appreciate if you would take the time to complete the brief questionnaire about how you plan to use the materials. https://www.keysurvey.com/survey/264057/114d/

Credits:

A project of this magnitude involves the dedication, talent and skills of many people. Our sincere thanks go to the following individuals and institutions.

Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Agueda Lara-Smalling, BSN, MPH, Project Coordinator and Script Writer
Adam Gillum, Director, Film and Script Editor, and Videographer
Marina Blum, BFA, Technical Assistant and Videographer and Script Editor
Jamie Bowen, Script editing

Video Talent

Jamie BowenSandra De La O
Noemi IslamAndrea Mapp
Gabriela MarzanoPatricia Mendoza
Mariam MissaghianIsabel Vazquez
Mamie White  

USDA

CSREES: Marilyn A. Swanson, PhD, RD
ARS: Debbe Thompson, PhD, RD

Texas AgriLife Extension Service; Texas A&M System
Amanda R. Scott, MS, RD, College Station, TX
Mary F. Hall, Extension Agent, Harris County
Nelda L. Speller, MS, Extension Agent, Bexar County
Deborah B. Watt, MEd, LD, CFCS, Extension Agent, Travis County
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Assistants and Associates

Consultants

Karen L. Konzelmann, MS, CHES
Debra B. Reed, PhD, RD, LD; Texas Tech University

Institutional Contributions for Use of Materials

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
Food & Nutrition Service of USDA.