Teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences and Health to Middle- and High-School Students

Food and Nutrition

Teach Fruits and Vegetables Classification with Tops & Bottoms: A Caldecott Honor Book

I love using my favorite children’s book, Tops and Bottoms, to review fruits and vegetables classification. It is a fable of a lazy bear and the hare who tricks him into giving up his harvest every year.  Hare tells Bear that he will farm the […]

Alternatives to the USDA SuperTracker Program for Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers

Although I hope to not get too political, let’s just say I’m more than annoyed at the United States federal government shutdown.  Over the last week my students have been entering information into the SuperTracker website to analyze their daily eating habits.  Tuesday, when the […]

Eat This, Not That Posters

The documentary “Supersize Me” has been a popular film for FACS teachers to show their students.  Thankfully, however, it is out of date.  The film was released in 2004, nearly a decade ago.  Since then McDonald’s has ended super size portions.  They have also introduced […]