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Illustration of a young girl reading a stack of books with an apple and water bottle close by. Text: Book Bites, Healthy Habits Online Storytime Series for kids.

Alabama Extension’s urban SNAP-Ed team presents Book Bites, a 30-minute weekly series that incorporates healthy habits for children into storytime.

This online series is best suited for kids in kindergarten through 4th grade. During these Monday morning sessions, participants will interact with a nutrition educator for storytime and a follow-up discussion to explore the concepts of the book. Children must have an adult log in with them to participate.

Tune in on Mondays

When: Mondays, July 13 through September 14 from 11–11:30 a.m. CST
Where: The storytime readings are presented through Zoom, an online video presentation format. They are also available through Facebook Live on the Urban SNAP-Ed Facebook page.

Registration

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required for this storytime series. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration. Visit www.aces.edu/go/BookBites to register.

The first ten attendees logged in to each session through Zoom will receive useful tools (water bottle, jump rope, pedometer, salad shaker, etc.) to help practice the key concepts of the book at home.

New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend. You do not have to set up a Zoom account to participate.

Schedule, Topics, and Book Titles*

Take the Survey

Did you join us for a Book Bites session? We want to hear from you! Take just a minute or two and fill out the short survey below and tell us what you think. These surveys not only help better our programs but also help determine federal and state funding. This funding allows us to continue providing affordable, research-based education to you and your family.

Take the Book Bites survey.

More Information

Contact Andrea Morris or Adriane Langham for more information about this series or to learn about more Urban SNAP-Ed programs offered throughout the state.

Urban SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education) makes nutrition easy, tasty, and affordable! Using evidence-based teaching methods, limited-resource families & individuals are encouraged to select nutritious food, be physically active, maximize food budgets with smart shopping tips, utilize healthy cooking techniques, and keep food safe during purchase, preparation and storage.

Urban EFNEP (Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program)  is geared towards limited-resource Hispanic mothers with children under five, teaching them how to consume healthy foods on a limited budget and encouraging daily physical activity for the whole family.

Urban SNAP-Ed and Urban EFNEP are co-funded by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the SNAP and EFNEP Divisions of the Alabama Department of Human Resources under the umbrella of the Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA SNAP – The USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low incomes. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, call 1-800-221-5689 or visit www.fns.usda.gov/snap

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome! Please let us know if you have accessibility needs. This material was funded by USDA’s SNAP-Ed and EFNEP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Urban SNAP-Ed Logo with illustration of a grocery basket of food.

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* Book links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

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