March is Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month

Celebrate Nutrition Month with a field trip to your local market!

Field Trip Factory has several field trips that focus on health and nutrition, taking students to grocery stores all over the United States and Canada. Where better to learn the basics of a nutritious diet, participate in hands-on activities about the food groups, and practice shopping for healthy foods, than right in your local grocery store?

Check out the brief overview of each of our programs. To learn more or to book an experience for Nutrition Month visit today! While we have hundreds of stores providing field trips about health and nutrition, please note that certain programs are only offered at specific stores.

Kid Healthy Ideas – Students explore ways to keep themselves, their friends and families, and even Earth healthy. It all starts with waking up in the morning with a nutritious breakfast and an invigorating stretch. From there students learn the importance of eating from all of the food groups, and the benefits each food group provides for the body. At the end of the trip, students discuss how shopping with reusable bags helps keep Earth healthy.

Be a Smart Shopper – Students learn ways to incorporate foods from all of the food groups into a meal, such as a sandwich or soup. Students also learn the various nutrients found in different foods, such as zinc, iron, and protein in meats and seafood. Finally students discuss the 3Rs, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and how it benefits the store and Earth!

Explore the Store – Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like to work at a grocery store, all while learning to make informed, healthy food choices on a budget.

Be a Healthy Buddy– Smart food choices and physical activity is the focus of this field trip. Students will learn about the recommended serving sizes for a healthy diet along with the nutrients to fuel the mind and body, and more!

From the Fields – This field trip highlights local foods and the benefits they have for Earth and the community. Students will learn where their food comes from and how to make healthy choices in the grocery store.

Guiding Stars Store Tours – Your students will learn to use the Guiding Stars® program to help them make healthy choices in the grocery store. Healthier foods have more stars, what could be easier than that! Students will also learn about the importance of eating a variety of foods from all of the food groups and practice reading Nutrition Facts labels.

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