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February Issue

Harvests of the Month: Dried Fruit (potassium) & Beet (Vitamins A & B)​
​Cool bean of the Month & Social Studies Connection:
Soybean, China & Chinese New Year
​Health Campaigns:  
American Heart Month
Environmental Connection, WINTER:  
Eating Local, farmers markets and gardens
Cool Bean Take Home Recipe:
Snap-pea Citrus Asian Wrap

The Daily Scoop is filled with fun kid-friendly health messages that spiral and build on each other over the course of the month. By making this part of our morning routine, my students have started to own the vocabulary to express how and why they should fill their plates with healthy fruits, vegetables and "cool beans!"   Hillary Rogers, Elementary School Teacher

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The Daily Scoop is a series of fun, consistent and easy to understand daily nutrition tips for kids, grades K-8. Added to the daily school wide announcements or a teacher's opening routine, the Daily Scoop elevates plant-strong nutrition education to a daily practice, without adding more than 30 seconds to a teacher's busy routine!​​​​​​​​​​​​  FREE and available to start at anytime!​

Click here for printable letter to share this multi-cultural and vegan-friendly nutrition education program with educators & parents in your area. 

I LOVE the Daily Scoop! Each morning one of my students gets to read the message for that day on "good nutrition news." It's an important beginning to each day. Leslie Engel, Elementary Teacher, Oceanside, CA

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December Issue  OR  Winter START / Intro Issue
Harvests of the Month: 
Apples (natural sugar) & Leafy Greens (calcium)
Cool Bean of the Month & Social Studies Connection: 
Garbanzo Bean, Hanukkah & Middle East
Environmental Connection: 
Eating Local, farmers markets and gardens
Cool Bean Take Home Recipe: 
Cool Chicks Love & Peas Wrap

The Daily Scoop is an excellent way for schools and teachers to infuse “bites” of easy-to-digest nutrition education into each school day. The monthly recipes (in English and Spanish) are a great tool to extend this information out to families, and link what the students hear at school with what they taste at home!  Deirdre Kleske, Co-Chair, Schools & After-School Domain, SD County Childhood Obesity Initiative​​

January Issue 

Harvests of the Month: Orange (Vitamin C) & Sweet Potato (Vitamin A)
Cool Bean of the Month & Social Studies Connection:
Black Eyed Peas, Africa and American
Health Campaign:
Walk to School Day and National Salad Mont
Environmental Connection, WINTER:
Eating Local, farmers markets and gardens
Take Home Recipe:
Sweet Potato Soul Wrap


​​The Daily Scoop has been a fantastic resource for our nutrition education programs across the district.  It easily fits into our Harvest of the Month program, and gives teachers another avenue to connect students with nutrition information.  I love how the tips include a cultural and environmental perspective in addition to the more science-based nutrition tips.  Amy Haessly, Nutrition & Education Specialist, Vista USD