Classroom Material Descriptions:
Kids MyPyramid poster and tear pad - Kid friendly food guide developed by the United States Department of Agriculture, developed for children aged six to eleven.
Connect the Dots toolkit – Teach 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders about the food we eat, while meeting national education standards in both science and social studies. This three-lesson series focuses on critical thinking, scientific application, and reinforces language art skills for students.
Beef-A-Gram – Activity book teaches kids about beef and cattle farms.
Caretaker’s All toolkit – The environmentally-based toolkit tells the story of good “caretaking.” The two main points addressed are stewardship and animal husbandry.
Beef in Brief toolkit – Along with background information on how cattle came to America, Beef in Brief tells the farm-to-fork story of beef production. Topics covered include nutrition, food safety, animal welfare, environmental impact and by-products.
MyPyramid poster and tearpad – Both the poster and tearpad sheet share the MyPyramid guidelines, which were developed by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services.
Basics About Beef booklet – This colorful 24-page booklet for FACS students covers the nutritional benefits of beef as well as all aspects of buying, storing, preparing and serving beef. The booklet also contains word puzzles, which offer an interesting way to reinforce and review the information found in the booklet.
Fight BAC brochure – Demonstrates the four simple steps to food safety including clean, separate, cook and chill.
Plating It Safe brochure – A market to mealtime checklist to help keep foods safe to eat.
Choose Your Calories By the Company They Keep – A detail of the nutrients that a 3 ounce serving of lean beef contributes to a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrient-Rich Beef folding handout – Highlights beef as a nutrient-rich food, beef as an excellent source of protein, zinc, vitamin B12, selenium and phosphorus in addition to being a good source of choline, niacin, vitamin B6, iron and riboflavin. Also demonstrates nutrient richness of beef and how it compares to other foods containing similar nutrients. Back page includes nutrient profile of 29 lean cuts of beef along with other protein choices.
Twenty-Nine Ways to Love Lean Beef handout – A graph that compares the 29 cuts of beef that meet the Government Labeling Guidelines for Lean or Extra Lean.
Popular Beef Cuts are Leaner than You Thought handout – Provides information on popular cuts of beef found in restaurants and the grocery store that meet government guidelines for lean; Graph of nutrients in beef that carry the “excellent” or “good” distinction.
Enriching Family Mealtimes Toolkit – This kit provides school leaders, health professionals, and parent volunteers the tools needed to promote family mealtimes in their schools or youth organizations. Includes tips, recipes, shopping lists and more.
MyPlate tearpad- Illustrates the MyPlate guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture, released in 2011.