KICK - Kids in the Community Kitchen Program Toolkit - A GUIDE TO INVOLVING CHILDREN IN HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

 
KICK - Kids in the Community Kitchen Program Toolkit - A GUIDE TO INVOLVING CHILDREN IN HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
KICK - Kids in the Community Kitchen Program Toolkit

                           A GUIDE TO
                  INVOLVING CHILDREN
               IN HEALTHY EATING AND
                     PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
KICK - Kids in the Community Kitchen Program Toolkit - A GUIDE TO INVOLVING CHILDREN IN HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Acknowledgments                                                                     NOTES
The KICK - Kids in the Community Kitchen Program Toolkit was
supported by contributions from the following:

Alida Finnie, MSc, RD
Registered Dietitian - Diabetes Educator                                    Community Service Centre
Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre                                        South Simcoe
                                                                                  Town Square
Alicia Close                                                                  39 Victoria Street East
CONTACT Summer Intern                                                              PO Box 932
                                                                                   Alliston, ON
Thank you for your support!                                                          L9R 1W1

                                                                              Phone: (705) 435-4900
                                                                               Fax: (705) 435-1106

About CONTACT                                                                       Email:
                                                                         contact@contactsouthsimcoe.ca

                                                                                   Website:
CONTACT – South Simcoe Community Information Centre is a                   www.contactsouthsimcoe.ca
multi-disciplinary service organization operating in South Simcoe.

CONTACT works to improve the life chances of people living in
South Simcoe through the provision of quality community-focused
services, developing innovative projects that are responsive to
community needs, and by working collaboratively with community
partners to identify opportunities for better service coordination
and integration.

CONTACT's mission is to be instantly recognized as South Simcoe's
trusted source for information, services and referral and aims to
contribute to the quality of life of our community by linking its
citizens with appropriate agencies and services in a prompt,
efficient and caring manner.

                                                                         The KICK Program is made possible
                                                                                by a grant from the
                                                                          Baxter International Foundation

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                                     Introduction ....................................................................................... 5

                                     How to Use this Toolkit ...................................................................... 5

                                     Module A: Food & Kitchen Safety                                              Page 6

                                     Lesson 1: Hand Washing & Kitchen Orientation ................................7

                                     Lesson 2: Food Storage & Separation .................................................8

                                     Lesson 3: Temperatures......................................................................9

                                     Module B: Healthy Eating                                                     Page 10

                                     Lesson 4: The Four Food Groups ..................................................... 11

                                     Lesson 5: Everyday & Sometimes Food ............................................12

                                     Lesson 6: Food for a Day ...................................................................13

                                     Module C: Physical Activity                                                  Page 14

                                     Lesson 7: Being Active is Good for You .............................................15

                                     Lesson 8: Any Activity Fits .................................................................16

                                     Lesson 9: Nutrition and Being Active ................................................17

                                     Physical Activity Lessons ...................................................................18

                                     Module D: Parent Integration                                                 Page 19

                                     Lesson 10: Parents in the Kitchen .....................................................20

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Recipe Cards                                               Page 21

Fantastic French Toast & Yogurt Parfaits......................................... 22

Homemade Pizza & BLT Salad .......................................................... 23

Chicken Strips & The Salad Bowl...................................................... 24

Submarine Sandwich & Baked Root Chips ....................................... 25

Macaroni and Cheese Bake & Veggies and Hummus Dip ................ 26

Chicken Quesadillas & Taco Salad.................................................... 27

Sun Up Sandwich & Strawberry Smoothie Sensation ...................... 28

Cheese Tabouleh Wraps & Fabulous Fruit and Dips ........................ 29

Stuffed Peppers & Beautiful Broccoli Salad ..................................... 30

Turkey Burgers & Muscle Cookies .................................................. 31

Appendix                                                   Page 32

Program Documents:

Program Logic Model ....................................................................... 34

Example Summer Full-Day Session .................................................. 35

Example After-School Session: Four Day Outline ............................ 36

Age Appropriate Cooking Skills ........................................................ 37

Junior Chef Certificate...................................................................... 38

Example Registration Form .............................................................. 39

Example Consent Forms................................................................... 41

Resource Website Links ................................................................... 42

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                                     Activities:

                                     Example List of Kitchen Guidelines ...................................................44

                                     Kitchen Scavenger Hunt Activity .......................................................45

                                     SEPARATE: Cutting Boards Activity Sheet .........................................46

                                     The Empty Fridge Activity Sheet .......................................................47

                                     Food Safety Star Magnets Examples.................................................48

                                     CFG Rainbow Activity Sheet ..............................................................49

                                     The Four Food Groups Word Search.................................................50

                                     The Four Food Groups Word Search Answer Key .............................51

                                     Single Plate Activity Sheet.................................................................52

                                     Three Plate Activity Sheet .................................................................53

                                     Food for the Family Activity Sheet ....................................................54

                                     Let’s Get Active! Activity Sheet .........................................................55

                                     Snacks for Active Kids .......................................................................56

                                     Eating for Activity Sheet....................................................................57

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Introduction                                                                          NOTES
Welcome to the KICK - Kids in the Community Kitchen Program
Toolkit!
This toolkit was developed based on the successful delivery of the
KICK Program (Kids in the Community Kitchen) by CONTACT - South
Simcoe Community Information Centre. KICK is a free after-school
program that teaches children aged 8 to 13 years about food
preparation, cooking skills, meal planning, Canada's Food Guide,
and physical activity. Each session includes tasty food, fun games
and hands-on activities. The program is delivered by a Registered
Dietitian with the help of volunteer youth leaders and is made
possible by a grant from The Baxter International Foundation.
The key message in the KICK - Kids in the Community Kitchen
Program Toolkit is that children are very able to be in the kitchen. It
is important that children develop lifelong skills around cooking,
nutrition, and healthy living and that an enjoyment of food and
physical activity is created. Lessons focus on supporting and
encouraging young cooks by allowing them to complete all tasks in
the kitchen by themselves in an age appropriate manner.

How to Use the Toolkit
This toolkit is designed for anyone who is looking for a fun and
interactive way to introduce children to healthy eating, cooking
skills, and physical activity. Parents, teachers, youth group leaders,
and health care educators will find this toolkit easy-to-use and
filled with “kid-tested and approved” activities that aim to increase
children’s knowledge, skills and self-confidence so that they can
make healthier lifestyle choices.
The toolkit consists of 4 Modules (Healthy Eating, Food & Kitchen
Safety, Physical Activity, and Parent Integration). Each module
includes step-by-step lesson plans, hands-on activities, nutritious
recipes, and website links to additional resources. The modules are
designed to be flexible, so you can choose to deliver one lesson
from each module, one full module, or the entire program.
We hope you find this toolkit to be a valuable and useful guide in
involving children in healthy eating and physical activity.

Stephanie Clairmont, MHSc, RD
KICK Program Coordinator (2009)

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                                     Module A
           Module A

                                     Food &
                                     Kitchen Safety

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    Hand Washing & Kitchen Orientation                                               NOTES
        Approximate time: 2 hours

                       Resources needed:

          “GloGerm” kit available from a local Public Health Office
          Flipchart paper & markers
          Kitchen Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheet
          Recipe cards (noted below)

Discussion & Activity One (30 minutes):
      Ask the group why we should wash our hands
          o Answer: Remove germs and prevent illness
      Ask the group when we should wash our hands
          o Answer (examples): before you handle food; after
              you handle raw meat or eggs; before you eat; after
              you use the bathroom; after you’ve been in public
              places; etc.
      Ask the group how we should wash our hands
          o Wet hands with water, lather with soap, rinse
              under water, turn off tap with paper towels – sing
              ABC’s, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, or Happy
              Birthday twice (20 seconds)
      Follow the directions included in the “GloGerm kit” activity
      and complete the activity (make sure to use a very dark
      room)

Discussion & Activity Two (30 minutes):
      Stand in front of the group with the flipchart paper and ask
      them to list rules or guidelines to follow when in the
      kitchen
      Once the list is complete, hang it on a kitchen wall to refer
      to as needed (an example list is included in the Appendix)
      Discuss the importance of knowing where things are in the
      kitchen
          o “Kitchen Scavenger Hunt” activity

Recipes (60 minutes):
      Fantastic French Toast or Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
      Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

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Lesson 2:
          NOTES                                  Food Storage and Separation
                                                  Approximate time: 2 hours

                                                            Resources needed:

                                               Flipchart paper & markers
                                               Empty Fridge and SEPARATE: Cutting Boards Activity
                                               Sheets
                                               Crayons, markers, glue & grocery store flyers
                                               Recipe cards (noted below)

                                     Discussion & Activity One (25-30 minutes):
                                             Draw a line to separate the flipchart paper into two
                                             sections. Tell the group: “Cross-contamination is how
                                             harmful bacteria can spread from some foods to other
                                             foods and throughout the kitchen. If bacteria are ingested,
                                             we can get sick. Some foods must be separated from other
                                             foods to prevent this”. Ask: “Does anyone know what
                                             foods need to be separated?”
                                             Write the words “raw meat, poultry & fish” in one box on
                                             the flipchart and have the children list other foods to put in
                                             the second box (cooked meat, poultry, fish or eggs,
                                             vegetables, fruit, cheese, bread, etc)
                                               o Use “SEPARATE: Cutting Boards” activity sheet - Have
                                                    the children draw pictures to show which foods
                                                    should be separated.

                                     Discussion & Activity Two (30 minutes):
                                             Discuss that food must be separated in the refrigerator as
                                             well. Raw meat belongs on the bottom shelf in sealed
                                             containers to prevent juices from dripping onto other
                                             foods. Produce belongs in the drawers, while other food
                                             belongs on middle or top shelves.
                                               o Use “Empty Fridge” activity sheet - Have the children
                                                    cut & paste foods from grocery store flyers to show
                                                    where foods belong.

                                     Recipes (60 minutes):
                                             Homemade Pizza
                                             BLT Salad

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Lesson 3:
                Temperatures                                                         NOTES
           Approximate time: 2 hours

                    Resources needed:

    FightBac “Cook” and “Chill” Fact Sheets
    Food Safety Star Magnets (see below for how-to instructions)
    Flipchart paper, markers, pencils & sparkle glue for decorating
    Recipe cards (noted below)

Discussion & Activity One (20-30 minutes):
      Separate the children into groups of two. Provide each
      group with a colour copy of a “Cook” or “Chill” fact sheet
      available at www.canfightbac.org. Ask the children to read
      the fact sheet and pick out two key messages, for example
      “Use a clean thermometer to make sure foods are cooked
      to the proper temperature”, “Never defrost foods at room
      temperature”. You may need to sit and read through these
      sheets with younger children to help them identify key
      messages.
          o Food Safety Stars Magnets – once the children
               have decided on their messages, give two star
               magnets to each child to write their message on.
               These magnets are to put on the fridge at home to
               make your kitchen safer. NOTE: Food Safety Star
               Magnets can be made by purchasing foam stars
               at a dollar or craft store and attaching a small
               piece of adhesive magnet on the back.

Discussion & Activity Two (30 minutes):
      Ask the group to summarize the things they have learned
      about food safety in the past three lessons. Write these
      items on the flipchart paper at the front of the room.
          o Food Safety Posters - Provide the children with
              markers, crayons and blank paper. Instruct them to
              design a poster that highlights these messages.
              Hang the posters in the kitchen.

Recipes (60 minutes):
      Chicken Strips
      The Salad Bowl

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                                      Module B
            Module B

                                      Healthy
                                      Eating

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              The Four Food Groups                                                 NOTES
            Approximate time: 2 hours
                      Resources needed:

      Copies of Canada’s Food Guide
      CFG Rainbow Activity Sheet and/or blank paper
      Pencils, scissors, glue, & grocery store flyers
      The Four Food Group Word Search
      Laminator
      Recipe cards (noted below)

Discussion & Activities (45–60 minutes):
      Ask the children if they have heard of Eating Well with
      Canada’s Food Guide and if they can tell you each of the
      four food groups. Once they have listed all four, name one
      group at a time and ask for foods that belong in that group.
      Repeat this for the other three groups. (This can be written
      on a flipchart if desired).
      Pass out a copy of Canada’s Food Guide to each of the
      children (free copies of this Guide as well as an instructor’s
      manual can be ordered through the Heath Canada
      website).
      Explain to the kids “We should eat food from all four food
      groups everyday. We should eat the most food from the
      largest rainbows (green and yellow) and the least food
      from the smaller rainbows (blue and red).” Have them
      open their guides. “Canada’s Food Guide shows us how
      many servings we should have from each food group for
      our age and gender. It also gives us examples of serving
      sizes.” Discuss how many servings each child needs and
      serving sizes for different foods.
          o Use CFG rainbow activity sheet (or blank paper) -
               Have the children create a placemat (age 8 to 10)
               or collage (age 11-13) by cutting and pasting food
               from the grocery store flyers onto their paper.
               Laminate the placemats once they are completed.
          o Use “The Four Food Group Word Search” - allow
               the children to complete this activity, time
               permitting

Recipes (60 minutes):
      Submarine Sandwich
      Baked Root Chips

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Lesson 5:
           NOTES                                  Everyday & Sometimes Food
                                                   Approximate time: 2 hours

                                                              Resources needed:

                                              Copies of Canada’s Food Guide
                                              Flipchart paper, markers, crayons, pencils
                                              Single Plate or Three Plate Activity Sheets
                                              Recipe cards (noted below)

                                      Discussion & Activity One (20-30 minutes):
                                              Remind the group of the discussion about Canada’s Food
                                              Guide in lesson four or pass out copies and discuss the four
                                              food groups. Explain that most of these foods can be
                                              considered “everyday foods” – foods that are healthy and
                                              that we can eat every day. Then tell the group that there
                                              are also “sometimes foods” – foods that are not very
                                              healthy but that we can have occasionally as a treat.
                                                o Make two columns for everyday and sometimes
                                                    foods on the flipchart paper. Ask the children to list
                                                    all of their favourite foods from each of the two
                                                    groups and write them on the paper at the front of
                                                    the room.

                                      Activity Two (30-40 minutes):
                                              Pass out the Single Plate Activity Sheet to kids under 10
                                              years-old and the Three Plate Activity Sheet to kids over 11
                                              years-old. Instruct the children to draw pictures of food on
                                              the activity sheet to design a meal that has “everyday”
                                              foods from all four food groups OR three meals and snacks
                                              to include all the servings they need in a day from Canada’s
                                              Food Guide.

                                      Recipes (60 minutes):
                                              Macaroni & Cheese Bake
                                              Veggies & Hummus Dip

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                Food for a Day                                                      NOTES
           Approximate time: 2 hours

                      Resources needed:

      Copies of Canada’s Food Guide
      Three Plate or Food for the Family Activity Sheets
      Grocery store flyers, scissors & glue
      Pencils, calculators & cookbooks
      Recipe cards (noted below)

Discussion (10-15 minutes):
      Remind the group of the discussion about Canada’s Food
      Guide in lesson four or pass out copies and discuss the four
      food groups
      Tell the group that we need to eat food from all four food
      groups throughout the day. Meals should include food
      from at least 3 food groups and snacks should include food
      from at least 2 food groups.

Activity (30-45 minutes):
      Younger group: Provide each child with a copy of the Three
      Plate Activity sheet. Instruct the kids to cut out pictures of
      food from the grocery store flyers and design meals and
      snacks for an entire day by following the guideline stated
      above.
      Older group: Provide each child with a copy of the “Food
      for the Family” budgeting exercise, grocery store flyers and
      a calculator. Break them into teams of two or three and ask
      the groups to use cookbooks to develop three meals and
      one snack for a family of four for a day. They can write out
      all the food items they need on the sheet and use grocery
      store flyers to figure out how much each food costs. Follow
      the guidelines at the top of the sheet and make sure to
      stay within budget.

Recipes (60 minutes):
      Chicken Quesadillas
      Taco Salad

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                                      Module C
            Module C

                                      Physical
                                      Activity

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Lesson 7:
          Being Active is Good for You!                                                NOTES
           Approximate time: 2 hours

                      Resources needed:

      Copies of Canada’s Physical Activity Guide
      Flipchart paper, markers, crayons, pencils
      Blank poster paper (legal size)
      Recipe cards (noted below)

Discussion & Activity One (20-25 minutes):
      Pass out Canada’s Physical Activity Guide for children (or
      youth) to each child.
      Discuss as a group what physical activity is. Key ideas:
      moving your body, not sitting still, making your heart beat
      faster, having fun, being active, etc.
      Read the “endurance, flexibility and strength” section of
      the guide. Discuss what types of activities the kids enjoy
      doing at home, at school, with friends, etc. Try to identify
      which category the activities fit into.
          o Write these activities on the flipchart.

Discussion & Activity Two (30 minutes):
      Ask the group WHY they think we should be active. Read
      over the section on “the benefits of physical activity” in the
      guide.
          o Provide each child with a blank poster paper. Have
              the children design a poster that illustrates physical
              activities they enjoy and one way they will benefit.
              Have them write the benefit on the poster i.e.
              “Playing soccer builds strong bones and
              strengthens muscles”, “Ice skating helps me to
              meet new friends”.

Recipes (60 minutes):
      Sun Up Sandwiches
      Strawberry Smoothie Sensation

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Lesson 8:
           NOTES                                        Any Activity Fits
                                                    Approximate time: 2 hours

                                                                Resources needed:

                                                 Copies of Canada’s Physical Activity Guide
                                                 CPAG Activity Poster & sticker sheet
                                                 Flipchart paper, markers, crayons, pencils
                                                 Let’s get Active! Activity Sheet
                                                 Recipe cards (noted below)

                                      Discussion & Activity One (25–30 minutes):
                                              Pass out the Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to each child
                                              (collected from the previous session or new copies)
                                              Ask the children how many minutes they are physically
                                              active and non-active each day. Provide examples of non-
                                              active activities: watching TV, playing video games, on the
                                              computer, reading or writing, etc.
                                              Discuss the importance of decreasing this non-active time
                                              and increasing time spent on physical activity. Tell the
                                              group that “any activity fits” just as long as they are
                                              moving.
                                                o Ask the kids to come up with creative but possible
                                                     ways they can be active; write them on the chart
                                                     paper. Examples: Make up an obstacle course, walk
                                                     around the mall, go ice skating, have a jumping jacks
                                                     competition, play hide and seek, etc.

                                      Activity Two (25-30 minutes)
                                              Read the section and chart in the guide for increasing
                                              physical activity.
                                                o Give each child a “Let’s get Active!” activity sheet
                                                    and ask them to draw ways to be more active each
                                                    day. Have them include one moderate and one
                                                    vigorous activity (examples are in the guide).
                                              Pass out the grid poster and stickers. Tell the kids they can
                                              hang this in their room or on the fridge and add a sticker
                                              for everyday they are active for at least 30 minutes more
                                              than they are now.

                                      Recipes (60 minutes):
                                              Cheese Tabouleh Wraps
                                              Fabulous Fruit & Dips

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            Nutrition and Being Active                                              NOTES
            Approximate time: 2 hours

                       Resources needed:

       Snacks for Active Kids Resource
       Eating for Activity Sheet
       Markers, crayons, pencils
       Recipe cards (noted below)

Discussion (20 -25 minutes):
      Discuss the concept of energy with the group: “When we
      are active, playing games or sports, we need energy to
      keep us moving. We get this energy from food. So it is very
      important that we have enough good food before and after
      activity to provide us with lots of energy and nutrients. It is
      also very important to drink water and stay hydrated”.
      Ask the group what they think healthy snacks are. Help to
      guide the children to include snacks that are on the
      handout. It is important to not eat a meal one hour before
      you are active, however, fruit is a good quick to snack to
      have 30-60 minutes before activity if you feel hungry.
      Combining foods from the Vegetables & Fruit or Grain
      products food groups with foods from the Milk or Meat &
      Alternatives food groups makes healthy power meals or
      snacks to have before or after physical activity.
      Pass out the “Snacks for Active Kids” resource and ask the
      kids which items they would have at home.

Activity (30 – 40 minutes):
      Provide each child with a copy of the “Eating for Activity”
      sheet. Instruct them to draw pictures of three activities
      they enjoy and then a picture of one snack they could have
      after the activity from the list.

Recipes (60 minutes):
      Stuffed Peppers
      Beautiful Broccoli Salad

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Physical Activity Lessons
           NOTES
                                      Activity should be incorporated into each KICK class. This should
                                      add 30 to 60 minutes to the program. Activities depend on the
                                      weather and facilities. Below is a list of example games and
                                      activities that require minimal equipment and can be played with
                                      children ages 8 to 13.

                                      Team Sports

                                              Soccer baseball
                                              Soccer
                                              Dodgeball
                                              Ultimate Frisbee
                                              Volleyball

                                      Games

                                              TV Tag (naming vegetables)
                                              Numbers - everyone has a fruit (instead of a number).
                                              Octopus
                                              What Time is it Mr. Wolf? - calling out everyday foods for
                                              every step
                                              Banana Obstacle Course – series of events holding a
                                              banana between two spoons
                                              Egg Relay Race

                                      Other Activities

                                              Yoga or Stretching
                                              Skipping or Jumping Jacks
                                              Hiking or Walking

                                      NOTE: During the winter, physical activity is limited. However,
                                      outdoor activities can include tobogganing, ice skating, or going for
                                      walks. If indoor facilities are available, some of the games above
                                      can be played.

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Module D

                                            Module D
Parent
Integration

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Lesson 10:
           NOTES                                      Parents in the Kitchen
                                                    Approximate time: 2 hours

                                                              Resources needed:

                                               “Flipchart paper & markers
                                               Nutrition Bingo
                                               Handouts: Age Appropriate Cooking Skills & Recipe Booklet
                                               Recipe cards (noted below)

                                      Discussion & Activity One (20 minutes):
                                              Welcome parents and thank them for attending. Let them
                                              know we will be cooking together in the kitchen and that
                                              the kids will be involved in all preparation and cooking.
                                                o Kitchen Skills Review - stand in front of the group
                                                    with the flipchart paper and marker. Ask the kids
                                                    what skills they have done over the past few classes
                                                    and what they are able to do. Write them on the
                                                    flipchart. Examples can be found on the “Age
                                                    Appropriate Cooking Skills” handout.
                                                o NOTE: Some parents find it hard to let their children
                                                    do kitchen tasks on their own in the kitchen and may
                                                    try to hold their hands or take over. It is important
                                                    to show parents how capable their kids are so that
                                                    they can continue to cook at home.

                                      Recipes (60 minutes):
                                              Turkey Burgers
                                              Muscle Cookies
                                              Any of the recipes from lesson 2,3, 5,6, or 9 also work well

                                      Activity (20 minutes):
                                              If time is remaining at the end of class, go over what
                                              recipes the kids want to cook at home with their parents.
                                              Write this on the flipchart.
                                                   o Pass out nutrition bingo cards and play with the
                                                        group. Food bingo cards can be made
                                                        and printed from the following site:
                                                        www.eslhq.com/worksheets/

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                                           Recipe Cards
Recipe
Cards

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            Appendix

                                      Appendix

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                                            Program Documents
Program
Documents

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Example:
                    Summer Full-day Session

9:00 a.m.            Welcome

9:10 a.m.            Make fruit popsicles (demonstration style)

9:30 a.m.            Canada’s Food Guide Lesson

9:40 a.m.            “Three Plate” or “Food for a Family” Budgeting
                     Exercise (depending on age)

10:30 a.m.           Snack

11:00 a.m.           Activities Outside
                        Dodge-ball
                        Ultimate Frisbee
                        Octopus

12:00 p.m.           Lunch

1:30 p.m.            “Food Rainbow” activity or collage with the four
                     food group

2:15 p.m.            Four food groups word search & Summer time
                     word scramble

2:45 to 3:00 p.m.    Parent Pickup

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Example
                    After-School Session: Four Day Outline

     Day One

     (3:30 to 4pm) Intro activity: Halloween Decorations for the kitchen
     Lesson: Food Safety
     Activities: Lesson One – Handwashing with GloGerm kit, Kitchen Scavenger Hunt, and decide on
     recipes for the next sessions
     Recipes: Breakfast – Strawberry Smoothie Sensation, Fantastic French Toast with Fruit

     Day Two

     (3:30 to 4pm) Intro activity: Write invitations home to parents to invite them for dinner on the
     fourth class
     Lesson: Food Safety (continued)
     Activities: Lesson Three – Food safety star magnets and food safety posters
     Recipes: Homemade Pizza and Beautiful Broccoli Salad

     Day Three

     (3:30 to 4pm) Intro activity: Window writing – plan and decorate two panes of glass in the
     community kitchen with healthy eating pictures and messages
     Lesson: Healthy Eating/ Canada’s Food Guide
     Activities: Discuss CFG, Healthy Eating Placemats (younger), Food for a Day (older), decorate
     pumpkins for Halloween
     Recipes: Submarine Sandwiches and Baked Root Chips

     Day Four

     (3:30 to 4pm) Intro activity: welcome parents and discuss how their child has been doing in the
     program
     Lesson: parents and kids in the kitchen together
     Activities: Lesson 10 - discuss skill levels of children with parents; kids teach parents how-to
     cook; sit-down meal together; discuss benefits of cooking and eating as a family
     Recipes: Chicken Quesadillas, Taco Salad, and Muscle Cookies

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Age Appropriate
                             Cooking Skills

                         Cooking Skills for Ages 8/9

1.   Measure liquid and dry ingredients
2.   Use a small knife to cut
3.   Grate and peel cheese and vegetables
4.   Mix, roll, and shape cookies
5.   Knead dough
6.   Crack eggs
7.   Sprinkle, spoon, and mix ingredients (salads, dips, batter)
8.   Use microwave and blender

                       Cooking Skills for Ages 10/11
                               *in addition to above

1. Use sharp knives with supervision
2. Use a mandolin to slice
3. Peel, cut, chop, shred, and grate vegetables
    and fruit
4. Use the stovetop with supervision
5. Insert baking trays into the oven
6. Follow recipes with few ingredients
7. Plan a meal

                       Cooking Skills for Ages 12/13
                               *in addition to above

1.    Insert and remove food from the oven
2.    Follow recipes with many ingredients
3.    Plan a meal for the whole family
4.    Prepare a meal for the whole family

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Fall Program 2009
                                                                    Registration Form

Name of Child: ______________________________________              Date: _____________

Address: __________________________________________ Postal Code: ___________

Age: _______ Phone Number: _________________ Contact Person: _______________

Emergency Contact Name: _________________________________________________

Address (if different from above): ___________________________________________

Phone Number (if different from above): _____________________________________

Parents please note: children should come to class ready to cook. Long hair should be
tied back to keep it away from the food while short hair can be kept tucked under a hat.
Kids should also be wearing closed toe shoes for safety.

Session Outline

Classes run afterschool from 4 pm to 6 pm at the CONTACT Community Kitchen which is
located upstairs at Community Service Centre South Simcoe, Town Square, 39 Victoria
Street East in Alliston. Kids can be dropped off any time after 3:30 p.m.

                  Day            Dates                                     Ages
Session One
                  Mondays        October 5, 19, 26                         8-9
                                 & November 2
                  Tuesdays       October 6, 13, 20, & 27                   10-11
                  Wednesdays     October 7, 14, 21, & 28                   12-13
Session Two
                  Mondays        November 9, 16, 23, & 30                  8-9
                  Tuesdays       November 10, 17, 24, &
                                 December 1                                10-11
                  Wednesdays     November 11, 18, 25 &
                                 December 2                                12-13

  Children will be placed in the first available session. If there is any reason your child
                 cannot attend a particular session, please let us know.

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Special health, dietary, or behavioural concerns

     Specific food(s) allergic to: ________________________________________

     Specific food(s) intolerant to: ______________________________________

     Reaction to food(s): _______________________________________________________
     _______________________________________________________________________
     ________________________________________________________________________

     Suggested precautions and treatment: _________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________
     _________________________________________________________________________

     Has the child been diagnosed with anaphylaxis?           Yes      No

     Does the child carry an Epipen?         Yes              No

     Cultural food restrictions: __________________________________________________
     _______________________________________________________________________

     Other dietary concerns: ____________________________________________________
     ________________________________________________________________________

     Special needs, health or behavioural issues: ____________________________________
     ________________________________________________________________________
     ________________________________________________________________________

     Signature of Parent of Legal Guardian

     Name: __________________________ Signature: ___________________________

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Sample Consent Forms

                                   MEDIA RELEASE CONSENT FORM

I, ______________________________________ hereby give my consent
  (Name of parent/guardian/PLEASE PRINT)
for my child to be filmed, audio taped, interviewed, videotaped, and/or photographed by the media
(print and broadcast), employees, and volunteers from the (Name of Organization) and the (Name of
Program) during the sessions.

Name of Child: ___________________ Date: ________________

Signature of Parent or Guardian: ___________________________

                                     PARTICIPANT WAIVER FORM

I, ______________________________________ hereby give my consent
  (Name of parent/guardian/PLEASE PRINT)
for my child to be involved in the (Name of Program). I understand that participation in this program
may involve participant’s use of cooking equipment and tools in a busy kitchen environment. I
understand that participation in this program may also include moderate physical activity outside of the
kitchen environment. It is understood and expressly agreed to by the parent or guardian that by signing
this form and taking part in the (Name of Program), the participant releases, indemnifies, and hold
harmless (Name of Organization) employees, volunteers, and contractors from any and all liability for
any damages and/or injuries incurred in connection with the participant’s attendance in the (Name of
Program). I also understand and accept the risks inherent in the preparation, cooking, and eating of food
with other people in the kitchen.

Name of Child: ___________________ Date: ________________

Signature of Parent or Guardian: ___________________________

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Resource Website Links
                               Refer to the following websites for additional
                                 information to support the KICK program

     Food Safety
     http://www.canfightbac.org/en/

     Canada’s Food Guide
     http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php

     Physical Activity Guide
     http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/pau-uap/paguide/index.html

     Healthy Living Information & Resources

                Nutrition Information and Healthy Recipes
                http://www.dietitians.ca/public/content/eat_well_live_well/english/

                Resources to Order
                http://www.nutritionrc.ca/resources/nrc-english.html

                Healthy Living Information
                http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Default.aspx

                Information on Kids in the Kitchen, Nutrition and Recipes
                http://www.kraftcanada.com/EN/YOURKIDS/KidsCentreLanding.aspx

                Information on a variety of Healthy Living Topics
                http://www.wdglivewell.ca/

                Information on Kids and Physical Activity
                http://www.heartandstroke.on.ca/site/c.pvI3IeNWJwE/b.3582003/k.B796/Health
                y_Living__Physical_activity_needs_of_children_and_youth.htm

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NOTES

                                                    Activities
Activities

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Example List
                              of Kitchen Guidelines
                 Below is a list of guidelines that can be used.
      Have your group come up with their own guidelines, making sure to
             cover all the key messages. Give them clues if needed,
         i.e. "How should we behave in the kitchen and with others?"

      1.         Wash hands before and after handling food.

      2.         Use the three sink method when washing dishes - wash, rinse and

                 sanitize.

      3.         Use separate cutting boards for raw meat.

      4.         Walk in the kitchen.

      5.         Be careful when handling knives. Use with supervision.

      6.         Place knives beside the sink, never in the bottom of the sink.

      7.         Be careful around hot appliances. Use with supervision.

      8.         Ask if you are not sure how to do something.

      9.         Respect others.

      10.        Use appropriate language.

      11.        Avoid fooling around in the kitchen.

      12.        Use an indoor voice.

      13.        Always wear closed toe shoes in the kitchen.

      14.        Long hair should be tied back.

      15.        Be helpful in the kitchen, help to do the dishes and set the tables.

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Activity:
                   Kitchen Scavenger Hunt

 Materials

     Scavenger Hunt Lists
     (write out items on index cards)
     Collected items to show participants

 Purpose

The purpose of this activity is to help the participants in the program
get familiar with the community kitchen. The participants will learn
where items are so that they can be more self-directed when working
in the kitchen.

 Instructions

Arrange the kids into groups of two. Provide each group of two with a
scavenger hunt list. Show the groups what the items look like. Instruct
the participants to travel through the kitchen and find all of the items
on their list.

Example Items for Scavenger Hunt Lists:
     Wooden spoon
     Spatula
     Drinking glass
     Plate
     Set of cutlery (spoon, fork, knife)
     Mixing bowl
     Cutting board
     Ziploc bag
     Toothpick
     Herbs like cinnamon, parsley, thyme
     Baking sheet
     Rolling pin
     Paper towels
     Dish soap

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Food Safety Star Magnets examples

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FOOD FOR THE FAMILY
                                 ACTIVITY SHEET
                        In teams of two, plan a grocery list for a FAMILY OF 4.
     Choose foods from Canada’s Food Guide to make your favourite breakfast, lunch, dinner, and
             one snack. Use grocery store flyers to estimate the cost of items on your list.
                                      You have $50.00 to spend.

                Meal                       Ingredients                      Cost

             Breakfast

               Lunch

               Snack

              Dinner

                                               Total:          $

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Let’s Get Active!
     Draw a picture or write 3 different ways that you can
          increase your physical activity by at least
                     30 minutes every day.

1.                                 2.

3.

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Snacks for Active Kids
     It is critical that people, young and old, get the right energy and nutrients for activity. By
     making healthy food choices you will perform your best when being active. Foods from
     either the Vegetable & Fruit or Grain product food groups should be paired with foods
     from the Milk or Meat & Alternatives food groups.

     Below is a list of snacks and meals for active children. Meals should be eaten 2-4 hours
     before or after activity and snacks should be eaten 1-2 hours before or after activity. No
     food should be eaten one hour before activity.

     Pre-activity snacks
     (1-2 hours before activity)
         1. Crackers
         2. Low-fibre fruit (i.e. banana, applesauce, grapes, melon)
         3. ½ an English muffin, bagel or toast with jam

     Post-activity snacks
     (1-2 hours after activity)
         1. Crackers & peanut butter
         2. Cereal & milk
         3. Yogurt parfaits *recipe card included
         4. Strawberry smoothie sensation *recipe card included

     Meals
     (2-4 hours before or after activity)
        1. Cereal, milk and a banana
        2. Pasta with tomato sauce & salad
        3. Deli subs & veggies and dip *recipe card included
        4. Breakfast sandwich *recipe card included
        5. French toast & fruit *recipe card included
        6. Cheese tabouleh wrap & fruit *recipe card included
        7. Chicken quesadillas (with low-fat cheese) *recipe card included

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Community Service Centre South Simcoe
        Town Square, 39 Victoria Street East
             PO Box 932, Alliston, ON
                    L9R 1W1

               Phone: (705) 435-4900
                 Fax: (705) 435-1106
       Email: contact@contactsouthsimcoe.ca
       Website: www.contactsouthsimcoe.ca

     2010 © CONTACT – South Simcoe Community Information Centre

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