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Fun and Interactive Live Presentations

Our elementary school presentations involve fun lessons and culinary activities that empower students to protect their health, animals & the planet through choosing delicious plant-based meals! Health Kids Happy Planet offers two free nutrition presentations, available live and via Zoom. Both programs include fun activity worksheets, plus a take-home handout with recipes to extend the lesson home to family. 

The Power of Plants

With vibrant photos of colorful food, nature and kids, The Power of Plants, is a lively and interactive nutrition lesson, presented by “Queen Bean,” with a special emphasis on cool beans from around the world.

The presentation includes trivia, a physical activity, and an optional cooking demonstration with taste test. The Power of Plants serves as the first lesson of our eco-focused, multi-cultural and standards-based nutrition curriculum, Cool Beans from Around the World.

Jack and the Bean Stew

Students enjoy story time with a sequel to the classic Jack and the Bean Stalk – a whimsical and modern day tale about kind deeds and cool beans, with allusions to classic fables and fairytales. After story time there is a short nutrition science lesson about the power of eating beans for healthy, earth friendly plant protein, plus a cooking demo and tasting of  “Queen Bean’s” Stupendous Bean Stew.

Fun, Easy and Free Classroom Lessons

to provide a multicultural context for nutrition education that fosters a healthier, greener and kinder world for all.

Lesson 1: Plants are Powerful Food

Nutrition Focus: Healthy Eating Plate, Nutrients, Body cells

The Daily Scoop 
The Daily Scoop is a series of fun, consistent and easy to understand daily nutrition tips for kids, grades K-8. Adding the Daily Scoop “bite-sized” nutrition tips to your school’s broadcast or classroom opening routine, elevates plant-strong nutrition education to a daily practice without adding more than 30 seconds to a teacher’s busy routine!        Click here to learn more.

Cool Beans from Around the World
In our standards-based, multicultural & eco-focused Cool Beans from Around the World nutrition curriculum, elementary students learn about healthy eating in the context of diverse culture, geography and history, as they enjoy a virtual tour (Google slideshow) of wondrous places and wonderful food. Click here to learn more.

Children's Books

Gather together for reading time with your students, for engaging and empowering food-focused adventure!

Paperback 8.5" x 9"

Eating Lean & Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet, a picture book

1 book + shipping = $15

Eating Lean and Green BOOK

Beautiful photographs of food, children, animals
and nature convey a simple, yet empowering message to kids: Every individual has the super power to make a difference for
animals & the planet… eating “lean and green!” 

Click here to view sample pages.​​

Eating Lean and Green Nutrition Curriculum in Development!
Click here for sample lessons and activities! 

Eating Lean and Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet is a fresh and smart approach to educating kids about their very own “super power” when it comes
to food choices… an excellent addition to every parent or teacher’s bookshelf.                                                                   –
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C. President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Paperback 8.5" x 9"

Jack and the Bean Stew, a storybook

1 book + shipping = $15

Jack and the Bean Stew BOOK

With allusions to classic fairytales, this clever storybook sequel is a tale of adventure and magic, affirming kind deeds – and cool beans! Includes a brief nutrition science lesson about healthy and earth-friendly food choices, plus recipe for Queen Bean’s Stupendous Bean Stew.

Click here to view sample pages. 

Children's Book combo pack

Both Eating Lean & Green with Super Foods to Save the Planet, and Jack and the Bean STEW in a combo value pack

2 books + shipping = $27

Combo Pack, BOTH Books
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