A Recipe for Encouraging Students to Get More Nutrients

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March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to help students focus on ways to get all the nutrients they need. According to the USDA’s MyPlate, fruits, vegetables, grains, diary, and protein should be a part of every meal we eat. Eating foods from all 5 food groups helps to maintain a healthy weight, […]

It’s Easy to Find Nutritious Foods in Copps Stores

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Copps grocery stores are making it very easy for shoppers to identify healthy foods. Customers who want organic products or produce rich in vitamin C need only to look for the easy to read label. Simple, color-coded labels point out products that have any of the 18 important ingredient and nutrient attributes – ranging from […]

7 Earth Day Tips to Share with Students

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Earth Day is April 22nd. Use these suggestions to get students thinking about ways they can protect the planet both at school and at home! Throw your garbage in a trash can. This seems obvious, but litter in our storm drains is still an issue and it is negatively impacting our rivers, lakes, and oceans. […]

Giant Eagle Encourages Schools to Fight Hunger

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    At the beginning of the year, Giant Eagle launched a challenge to schools in the Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia areas to help in the fight against hunger. Each school registered in the A+ School Rewards Program at Giant Eagle was asked to choose a local, registered not-for-profit food bank, soup kitchen […]

The Best Food Choices for Healthy Teeth

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February is National Dental Health Month, which is a great time to talk to kids about how healthy teeth are an important part of overall health. Establishing good oral hygiene and eating habits at an early age are critical to maintaining good oral health throughout life. Eating certain foods, in addition to brushing and flossing, […]

Teach Kids to be Smart with Money

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Being smart with your money includes shopping smart and saving. As part of America Saves Week (February 23-28) teach the kids in your life about the importance of saving money. For kids who crave instant gratification, it can be extremely hard to not immediately spend that $5 bill they just earned or received as a […]

1000 Awesome Things #549 School Field Trip Day

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Recall the feeling of running to the bus to get the best seat and go for a ride. It is Field Trip Day! Enjoy this post from the popular blog 1000 Awesome Things and you will relive the magic. It made me chuckle and reminded me that this is one small, fun part of why […]

Six Tips for Keeping the Peace on a Field Trip

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The chance to get out of the classroom and be able to explore something new with friends creates a lot of excitement for kids (and adults). Field trips are a nice change in routine, but the new setting and activities can lead to new opportunities to act inappropriately. Some students might need a refresher in […]

Get Moving Indoors

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It is important to stay active year round, but on those snowy days when it is too cold to head outside, it’s easy to come down with a bad case of cabin fever. February is American Hearth Month, so use these activities to keep your kids active, heart healthy, and happy inside, at least for […]

Happy Holidays from Field Trip Factory

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We want to take a moment to wish all of our teachers, parents, group leaders, students, and sponsors a happy holiday season. Thank you for being part of our community, for participating in our experiences, and taking time to give to your community. We are grateful to be in position where we can to facilitate rich […]