Subject: free books by 1/14 :Our Super Garden: Learning the Power of Healthy Eating by Eating What We Grow"
FYI! & please share! Free books to read to children & for the classrooms. All the contact info is below.
Region 1 & 2 Coordinator, Tallahassee / Panhandle
FL Dept of Health, Volunteer Health Services
Office: (850) 606-8191
From: DOH Bulletin
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 9:46 AM
To: DL CCOC All Buildings and Employees; DL All Tallahassee Employees
Subject: Subject can be Health Literacy in the Classroom volunteer project
To start the year out on the right page, “Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!” will take place from January 24-28, 2011. In a continued effort to promote the connection between reading and health education, the Department of Health and the Department of Education are pleased to announce the twelfth in a series of "Health Literacy in the Classroom" volunteer reading projects. Volunteer readers are asked to visit kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms around the state and read "Our Super Garden: Learning the Power of Healthy Eating by Eating What We Grow." Included are 20 kid-tested recipes from successful youth garden programs across the country, a color-coded chart of nutrients found in fruits and vegetables, and easy food preparation guidelines. The books, which include the story in both English and Spanish, are available in a limited quantity on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Florida Department of Health understands and supports that the ability to read, write, and understand letters and numbers is one of the basic components in maintaining good health and eliminating health disparities. We encourage you to help educate our future leaders about the significance of reading to improve health by participating in this wonderful volunteer opportunity.
To participate, please complete the Our Super Garden Request Form and submit it no later than Friday, January 14, 2011. Once the form is received, "Our Super Garden: Learning the Power of Healthy Eating by Eating What We Grow" will be mailed to you. After the book has been read in the class, please donate the book to the school classroom and complete the 2011 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida Online Evaluation Survey.
Thank you again for your support of the Read for Health Initiative's "Health Literacy in the Classroom" volunteer reading project and for promoting good nutrition for Florida’s youth. If you have any questions, please e-mail Karen_Wiggins@doh.state.fl.us at the Department of Health or Penny.Detscher@fldoeorg or Katie.Rainka@fldoe.org at the Department of Education.
We look forward to your participation in this wonderful health literacy awareness and volunteer opportunity.