Entries by Joyce Jian

Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club

Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club The Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club first found out they were eligible for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through their partnership with the Orange/Lawrence County Initiative and decided to enroll to be able to serve their participants snacks. In the beginning, they experienced challenges with implementing CACFP […]

Carver Center

CACFP Success Story Carver Center: Port Chester, New York What could you do with a reimbursement of $35,000 a month? The Carver Center is a great example of how programs, students, and families can benefit from the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). They serve approximately 9,600 meals per month, sponsoring seven afterschool program […]

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

CACFP Success Story Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club | Bronx, New York   When Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club enrolled in CACFP in 2005, they had no second thoughts; providing healthy afterschool meals aligned perfectly with their mission to serve the educational and developmental needs of young people. Director of Operations Jaynemarie Enyonam […]

Pick Up the Healthy Food Choices

Lesson Title: Pick up the Healthy Food Choices Lesson Objectives: Students will learn to identify the specific foods that are either healthy or unhealthy. Grade(s): 1-4 Location(s) to play: Classroom, cafeteria, or gym Time: 30 minutes Summary of Tasks/Actions: Each student receives a balloon and writes a specific food item on it or onto a […]

Kicking for Healthy Eating

Lesson Title: Kicking for Healthy Eating Lesson Objectives: Students will learn to identify the specific healthy food items under each food group. Grade(s): 1-5 Location(s) to play: Gym or cafeteria Time: 30 to 45 minutes Summary of Tasks/Actions: Set up 8 goals on opposite sides of the space chosen: 4 goals each for two teams […]

Health Food Pictionary

Lesson Title: Health Food Pictionary Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to learn to identify specific healthy food choices to maintain a well-balanced meal. Grade(s): 1-5 Location(s) to play: Classroom Time: 20 – 30 minutes Summary of Tasks/Actions: Have the students each write a healthy food on three separate index cards, and collect their answers. […]

Stand Up or Sit Down for Nutrition

Lesson Title: Stand Up or Sit Down for Nutrition Lesson Objectives: Students will identify healthy and unhealthy foods. Grade(s): K-3 Location(s) to play: Classroom or cafeteria Time: 15 minutes Summary of Tasks/Actions: For this activity, the afterschool counselor will name a specific food that is either healthy or unhealthy. For the healthy foods, the students […]

Nutrition Hand Game

Lesson Title: Nutrition Hand Game Lesson Objectives: Students will learn to listen, stay focused, and identify specific healthy foods. Grade(s): 1-3 Location(s) to play: Classroom, gym, or cafeteria Time: 15 minutes Summary of Tasks/Actions: The afterschool counselors and students will all stand in a circle. The rhythm for the game is as follows: clap twice, […]

Stop and Go Music Exercise

Lesson Title: Stop and Go Music Exercise Lesson Objectives: Students will learn listening, social interaction, and exercise skills. Grade(s): K-3 Location(s) to play: Classroom Time: 15 minutes Summary of Tasks/Actions: Ask for the students’ music recommendations they want played for the game. When the music starts, students will walk around giving a high-five, a handshake, […]

Food Group Relay Race

Lesson Title: Food Group Relay Race   Lesson Objectives: Students will learn the different food groups that they should eat to maintain a healthy mind, body, and soul.   Grade(s): 1-5   Location(s) to play: Gym or cafeteria   Time: 30 minutes   Summary of Tasks/Actions: Students will be divided into two lines. There will […]