WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:07.389 Hello Families! We are really excited that your child is able to participate in the Edible ABC program this ... 2 00:00:07.389 --> 00:00:16.022 school year! Edible ABCs is a curriculum that explores healthy foods and physical activities while learning the letters of the ... 3 00:00:16.022 --> 00:00:16.643 alphabet. 4 00:00:17.440 --> 00:00:23.410 Edible ABCs videos and materials explore fun things about foods like: How does it grow? 5 00:00:25.960 --> 00:00:31.602 Where does it grow? And how can we buy the food? 6 00:00:32.480 --> 00:00:43.262 There are also physical activity breaks, tasting tips, handwashing tips, and much more. There are lots of ways you ... 7 00:00:43.262 --> 00:00:54.991 can incorporate the Edible ABCs at home. Foods highlighted during Edible ABC's are typically available at your local grocery ... 8 00:00:54.991 --> 00:00:57.261 store or farmers Market. 9 00:00:58.880 --> 00:01:06.194 And if you can't find the food highlighted in Edible ABCs, we've suggested several other healthy foods that begin with ... 10 00:01:06.194 --> 00:01:07.194 the same letter. 11 00:01:08.040 --> 00:01:15.604 You don't have to purchase large amounts of food for taste testing, just serve everyone enough for one small ... 12 00:01:15.604 --> 00:01:22.399 little bite. When trying new foods, it's important to be a great role model and try the food with ... 13 00:01:22.399 --> 00:01:23.239 their child. 14 00:01:24.120 --> 00:01:30.439 It's okay to not like a food, but don't use words like ugh or yuck. Instead, encourage your child ... 15 00:01:30.439 --> 00:01:37.279 to describe what they like and don't like about the food. Sometimes people have to try food several times ... 16 00:01:37.279 --> 00:01:43.794 before deciding if they like it or not - and it's also common for people to change their own opinion. 17 00:01:45.280 --> 00:01:52.290 Another way to help include the Edible ABCs at home is to demonstrate the physical activities and move with your ... 18 00:01:52.290 --> 00:01:55.890 child - it's more fun together and great role modeling to. 19 00:01:57.840 --> 00:02:01.655 We hope your family has fun with the Edible ABC's this year!