Providing educational resources that accentuate the importance of good nutritional practices can lead to a healthier lifestyle later in the lives of children. Check out Kaplan’s educational posters, books, and toys in the realm of nutrition.
The bright and colorful USDA MyPlate Poster highlights how to build a healthy menu and diet with tips for selecting the best choices within each food group. Additional tips include importance of fruits and vegetables, portion control and instilling a love of healthy choices. Laminated poster measures 24" x 18".
3 years & up. Make your health lessons interactive with this fun Fruits and Vegetables Stencil Healthy Habits Arts and Crafts Set. Children will be able to visualize their nutrition and healthy eating discovery with these wonderful stencils. Use paints, markers, crayons or pencils to create realistic images. Encourage your children to build their own fruit bowl as they use the stencils. Set of 12. Measures 6"L x 5.25"W.
3 years & up. Have fun while building healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner plates with foods that represent the 6 main food groups. Includes 34 illustrated magnetic pieces, 12"W x 16.5"L wipe-on/wipe off magnetic placemat, menu pad and suggested activities.
3 years & up. Real images reinforce healthy eating habits and align with the USDA MyPlate model. This learning kit is great for at home learning or in school instruction. Being that the pieces are all made of felt, the kit also travels well. Includes 1 felt plate with placemat, 50 food pieces, 5 food group pieces, and a 16 page lesson guide. Precut.
2 years & up. Promote healthy eating habits with this 48 piece set of realistic foods and drinks. Children can prepare a complete meal or an afternoon snack with fruits, vegetables, bread, meat, and dairy products as well as healthy drinks. Encourage children to recreate their favorite meals using this colorful set. Go over the nutritional values of their favorite meal or the importance of fruits and veggies.
3 years & up. Reinforce basic concepts and make learning fun with bingo! Create healthy habits and make learning about foods fun with this bingo game using real images of healthy foods and nutrition. Includes images of fruits, vegetables, sweets, drinks, and carbs. Up to 20 players can play with 30 calling cards and tokens included. Ideal for use in both small and large group settings.
3 years & up. Children are never too young to build an understanding of personal health. Together with your child, learn to identify healthful foods, recognize food groups, and increase awareness of healthy nutritional choices. Includes hands-on manipulatives, books, and a selection of related activities to optimize the learning experience. Supports parent involvement and early learning through a variety of interactive and engaging activities. An ideal way for teachers and families to enrich… More »
3 years & up. This floor puzzle will encourage children to eat their vegetables every day! Features real photographs of essential food products. The outside of the produce shows the various textures and properties that make each one unique. Several cross-sections are depicted to show what they look like on the inside. Reinforces healthy eating habits in a fun and educational way. Puzzle contains 24 pieces and measures 24" L x 16" W.
3 years & up. This floor puzzle will encourage children to eat their fruit every day! Features real photographs of essential food products. The outside of the produce shows the various textures and properties that make each one unique. Several cross-sections are depicted to show what they look like on the inside. Reinforces healthy eating habits in a fun and educational way. Puzzle contains 24 pieces and measures 24" L x 16" W.
3 years & up. Encourage children to make healthy food choices with this exciting Healthy Meal Choices Pretend Play Food Variety Set. This realistic set includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods. Have your children make a meal and then go over the nutrition and health benefits of each food. This set promotes healthy habits, dramatic play, and interactive learning. All pieces are actual sized, washable, and come in a shopping basket for easy storage.
3 years & up. These photo real puzzles show what a healthly meal looks like . With proten, vegetables and fruit portions shown for each meal, children will learn how to set a place setting. Encourage healthy eating and promote nutritional awareness with this set of three 12-piece puzzles. Puzzles measure 9" x 12" each. Made in the USA.
2 years & up. From the store to home cooking, assist your little's in the development of healthy habits! Teach healthy shopping habits with the help of the Fruit & Veggie Tote and the concept of serving and sharing with the pretend salad set. The tote is made of durable canvas and each of the fruits and vegetables are made of non-toxic plastic. The pretend salad set contains tongs sized perfectly for children ideal for the development of fine motor skills. The act of serving will strengthen… More »
2 years & up. Green Beans, tomatoes, yellow squash, and carrots are the high-quality wooden vegetables that can be harvested and placed in the textured, woven basket with handles. The set includes a harvest basket with 12 green beans, 2 tomatoes, 3 yellow squash, and 3 carrots for a total of 20 colorful, delicious vegetables. Also includes 20 activity cards.
3 years & up. The importance of having a balanced diet is discussed in this series on the different food groups. Each book uses real-life photography and simple comparisons to explain that some foods are healthier than others and gives readers ideas for creating their own meals. Set of 6 paperback books.
2 years & up. Help children learn to make healthy choices at every meal. These baskets featuring Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are perfect for instilling healthy eating habits at an early age. Each meal stores in its own basket and contains realistic, familiar food items which are soft and durable.
3 years & up. Learn all about proper nutrition with this Nutritional Food Activity Kit. Kit can also be used to learn counting, colors, pretend play, and more. The learning and dramatic play possibilities are endless! Included: 3 Double-sided activity card(s), 5 sorting baskets with a mixture of 25 color coordinated, and a Self-contained storage case.
This set of 90 colorful cards feature an array of photos from all food groups and cultures. Foods are identified in both English and Spanish. Use these cards as a foundation to learn and discuss nutrition. Photo Cards measure 4.25" x 5".
With 25 delicious and simple vegetarian recipes, this healthy cookbook makes fruits and vegetables fun and delicious while teaching kids the benefits of eating healthy. Teach children how carrots help their vision while baking carrot and orange muffins or why peppers boost their immune system while making a red pepper hummus. Written in a friendly, positive tone that focuses on why colorful fruit and vegetables are good, this book is perfect for getting children excited about fruit, vegetables,… More »
3 - 7 years. Good nutrition and exercise are the keys to healthy children. Nutricise is a happy blend of active learning songs that give children healthy eating tips and nutritional information along with fitness activities at a level 3-7 year olds understand. Physical fitness is incorporated into the songs that cheerfully impart the elements of a healthy diet including the importance of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Children chant about good nutrition, balanced meals, the importance of fruits… More »
A variety of popular drinks including milk, juices, sports drinks, energy drinks and soda are shown side by side with their equivalent number of sugar cubes, with the message to drink water instead of sugary drinks. 18" x 24" laminated poster.
2 years & up. Match the fruits and vegetables on different domino pieces, turning learning into a fun game! Each domino is decorated with tactile details and colored images of fruits and vegetables. Dominoes are made of durable wood, guaranteed to last through long time play and use. Includes 24 domino tiles with different fruits and vegetables. Each Domino measures 3.1"L x 1.6"W x 0.4"H.
4 years & up. Healthy habits abound in this nutritional game! The object of the game is to be the first to fill your plate with a balanced meal. Food cards with real-life photos are self-checking with the backs matching the food groups. Includes activity guide, 50 food cards, spinner, and 4 place mats. 2-4 players.
18 months & up. It's snack time! Nourishing snacks encourage children to make healthy choices! Freshly designed play food are soft and durable--perfect for small hands and big appetites! Snack on fresh fruit and yogurt, a granola bar, cheese and crackers, or veggies and pretzels! Includes 18 pieces in a clear storage bag.