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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 Thursday afternoon sessions, youth and parent 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 Thursdays
When: Thursdays, January 21 through April 8 from 3:30 until 4 p.m. CT
Where: Online with Zoom
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/bookbites2021 to register.
Only your first name and email address are required to register for this online event. We ask for optional information so we can better understand our effectiveness in serving all Alabama citizens and for reporting general, anonymous statistics to our federal and state funders. We do not share any specific information you provide.
- Participants will receive follow-up tools to help them practice the key concepts of the book at home. You must provide a mailing address to receive follow-up educational materials.
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*
- January 21 – Hand Washing with Urban EFNEP educator Carmen Martinez
- Book: Germs Are Not for Sharing / Los gérmenes no son para compartir (Best Behavior®) (Author: Elizabeth Verdick, Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing)
- Educational Material: Hand sanitizer
- January 28 – Reducing Screen Time with Urban SNAP-Ed educator Michele Hamilton-Gholston
- Book: Got Any Games on Your Phone? (Author: Josh White, Publisher: Mascot Books)
- Educational Reinforcement Material: Jump Rope or Pedometer
- February 4 – Trying New Foods with Urban SNAP-Ed educator Shonda Wright
- Book: Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli (Author: Barbara Jean Hicks, Publisher: Dragon Fly Books)
- Educational Reinforcement Material: MyPlate Necklace
- February 11 – Physical Activity with Urban SNAP-Ed educator Kim Carroll
- Book: Cutie Sue Wins the Race (Author: Kate Melton, Publisher: Independently published)
- Educational Reinforcement Material – Frisbee Flyer/Pedometer
- February 18 – Healthy Habits with Urban SNAP-Ed educator Shavita Woods-Warren
- Book:Oh The Things You Can Do That Are Healthy For You (Author: Tish Rabe, Publisher: Random House)
- Educational Reinforcement Item: MyPlate Activity Sheets
- February 25 – Picky Eaters with regional Urban SNAP-Ed educator Gloria Maxie
- Book: Picky Peggy (Author: Jennifer Dussling, Publisher: Kane Press)
- Educational Reinforcement Material – MyPlate
- March 4 – Farm to Table with regional Urban SNAP-Ed educator Della Taylor
- Book: How Did That Get into My Lunch Box (Author: Chris Butterworth, Publisher: Candlewick Press)
- Educational Reinforcement Material: Insulated lunch bag
- March 11 – Eating a Variety of Foods/Trying New Foods with Urban SNAP-Ed educator Shonna Carranza
- Book: Daniel Tries a New Food (Author: Beck Friedman, Publisher: Simon Spotlight)
- Educational Reinforcement Material – To be decided
- March 18 – Physical Activity with Urban EFNEP educator Carolina Hurtado
- Book: Get Up and Go! (Author: Nancy Carlson, Publisher: Penguin Group)
- Educational Reinforcement: Jump rope
- March 25 – Family Meal Time with Urban EFNEP educator Susana Rodriguez
- Book: Let’s Eat!/A Comer!: Bilingual Spanish-English Children’s Book (My Family: Mi Familia) (Author: Pat Mora, Publisher: Harper Collins Publisher)
- Educational Reinforcement – MyPlate
- April 1 – Eating Fruits and Vegetables with Urban SNAP-Ed educator Annette Felton
- Book: I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato (Author: Lauren Child, Publisher: Candlewick Press)
- Educational Reinforcement Material: MyPlate bracelet
- April 8 – Physical Activity with Urban SNAP-Ed educator Latrell Arrington
- Book: Come Dance With Me (Author: Melissia Lavi, Publisher: Self-published in Hong Kong, by Author)
- Educational Reinforcement Material: Jump Rope or Pedometer
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.
* 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.