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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.
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*
- July 13 – Physical Activity with nutrition educator Angel Martin
- Book: Come Dance With Me
- July 20 – Reducing Screen Time with nutrition educator Michele Hamilton-Gholston
- July 27 – Trying New Foods with nutrition educator Shonda Wright
- August 3 – Eating Fruits and Vegetables with nutrition educator Kyondria Timmons
- August 10 – Healthy Habits with nutrition educator Shavita Woods-Warren
- August 17 – Picky Eaters with regional nutrition educator Gloria Maxie
- Book: Picky Peggy
- August 24 – Rescheduled for October 12 due to a Zoom outage.
- August 31 – Eating a Variety of Foods/Trying New Foods with nutrition educator Shonna Carranza
- Book: Daniel Tries a New Food
- September 14 – Physical Activity with nutrition educator Kim Carroll
- Book: Cutie Sue Wins the Race
- September 21 – Family Meal Time with Urban EFNEP educator Susana Rodriguez
- September 28 – Hand Washing with Urban EFNEP educator Carmen Martinez
- October 5 – Physical Activity with Urban EFNEP educator Carolina Hurtado
- Book: Get Up and Go!
- October 12 – Farm to Table with regional nutrition educator Della Taylor
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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.
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.
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