All American Breakfast Month- September E-News 2014
8- Grandparent's Day
16 - Collect Rocks Day
16 - Play-Doh Day
19 - Talk Like a Pirate Day
23 - September Equinox
29 - Confucius Day
29 - National Coffee Day

All American Breakfast Month
 Mag-nificent Breakfast Cereal
 
What is full of protein, carbohydrates, minerals, fiber, and tastes even better with milk? Cereal! This nutritious food is a staple for breakfast in many households.  This month's experiment will help you discover what is in the food that you eat. You will discover what kind of vitamins and minerals are in your cereal!
 
Download the experiment below & discover why science tastes so good!
Nutty Nutrients
Get the essentials as we take a bite out of nutrition & learn why they say "you are what you eat!" Discover the satisfying science behind vitamins, minerals, exercise & why our body needs them. Learn how making healthy choices part of your daily routine can be FUN as we see what Vitamin C is all about. Explore "My Plate" as we examine the food groups, go on a starch march, become a fat tester & more!
 
 
 
 
 
 
  September 2014 Edition: All American Breakfast Month and Breakfast Benefits for Students 
 
Dan'sBreakfast"Cereal commercials, nutritionists and your mother all agree -- breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That's why Congress has declared September to be All American Breakfast Month!"

Breakfast over the past few hundred years has changed drasically. The pilgrams used to break the fasting from dinner and sleeping all night by eating cornmeal mush and apple cider in the mornings. It wasn't until 1906 when the concept of breakfast changed forever. That year was the defining moment for John Harvey and Will Keith Kellogg with their discovery of how to make the first Toasted Corn Flake cereal. With the invention of cereal, breakfast time turned into a matter of convenience. It was all about how to eat breakfast quicker. The first packaged hot cereal debuted in 1919 followed by packaged biscuit mixes in the 1930's. It wasn't until 1964 however, until the ultimate convenient breakfast food made its first introduction, the Pop-Tart.

September is All-American Breakfast Month. This month long event encourages individuals, especially school aged children, to avoid skipping this crucial meal and enjoy a healthy breakfast. There have been recent studies done that show the correlation between students eating a healthy breakfast and their performance in school.

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Where We've Been:Where-Weve-Been-Kids
Camp Shelanu/Levin JCC, Durham, NC
Kiddie Academy, Simpsonville, NC
Abundant Life Chrisitan, Asheville, NC
Bright Horizons,  Raleigh, NC
Sanford Creek Elementary, Rolesville, NC
 
From the High Touch High Tech Archives:
June 2014: Get Up, Get Out & Celebrate the Great Outdoors:
get-up-get-out-header-2The nature of the modern family has changed, as in, there's not much nature in it!

American families have moved indoors over the past two decades, taking a mental and physical toll on today's population. Spending time outside is good for both mental & physical health. Even more, it's FUN and helps families to build a lasting connection to nature & to each other!

Great Outdoors Month 2014 is upon us bringing with it boundless opportunities to satisfy those cravings for fresh air & sunshine. From National Trails Day to The Great American Backyard Camp Out - if you're seeking ways to get your family up & out this month, then look no further! Keep on reading to discover how YOU can put the great back into The Great Outdoors!

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September 2013: Squishing Up Science: Celebrate National Play-Doh® Day!
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Do you love Play-Doh®? Who doesn’t, right? We can still remember the first thing we ever made with Play-Doh. Can you guess what it was? If you guessed a snake, you’re correct! 
 
Play-Doh comes in a variety of bright and bold colors. There are also a series of related products and toys that make use of Play-Doh. Since its “invention,” over 700 million pounds of Play-Doh have been sold around the world! Most people have a childhood memory linked to this colorful putty which could be why, in 2003, it was added to the International Toy Industry Association’s “Century of Toys” List. A ‘Who’s Who’ of toys, the list contains the 100 most memorable & creative toys of the past century.

But, have you ever wondered the origins behind this pliable childhood sidekick?  Join us for some squishy & surprising science as we celebrate National Play-Doh Day! 

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