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Karrie Kalich, PhD

Biography:



Karrie Kalich, PhD, is a registered dietitian and an associate professor in the department of health science at Keene State College. She consults on health and nutrition topics and also co-authored Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children.

To Learn more about Karrie and the Early Sprouts program visit earlysprouts.org

Karrie Kalich, PhD's Books

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  • Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children

    Authors: Karrie Kalich, PhD, Dottie Bauer, EdD, Deirdre McPartlin, MEd
    Product Code: 326401
    ISBN: 978-1-933653-72-3

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    Plant lifelong healthy eating concepts in young children and counteract the prevalence of childhood obesity with Early Sprouts. A research-based early childhood curriculum, this "seed-to-table" approach gets children interested in and enjoying nutritious fruits and vegetables.

    The Early Sprouts model engages preschoolers in all aspects of planting, preparing, and eating organically grown produce. Find directions for designing and caring for gardens, recipes children can help prepare, and ways to involve the whole family in making healthy food choices. The activities used in this 24-week program can be tailored to fit any early childhood program, climate, or geographical region; have been tested in a variety of early learning environments; and have received accolades from children, their parents, and teachers alike. Age Focus: 2-6. Softbound, 224 pgs.

    Read an Early Sprouts success story.

    Read the July, 2009 issue of NAEYC's Young Children about Early Sprouts innovative gardening and nutrition program for preschoolers HERE.

    Early Sprouts received a Champion Award from the Acting US Surgeon General, Dr. Galson.

     
  • Early Sprouts Cookbook

    Authors: Karrie Kalich, PhD, Lynn Arnold, RD, LD, Carole Russell
    Product Code: 540429
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-042-9

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    Promote healthy eating habits with delicious Early Sprouts recipes!

    The Early Sprouts Cookbook is packed with more than seventy child-tested and child-approved recipes that contribute to children's well-rounded diets. These recipes incorporate vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, and other nutrient-rich ingredients into preschoolers' meals—each aligning with the USDA Food Guide Pyramid and CACFP guidelines.

    In addition to nutritious and delicious breakfast, lunch, snack, and special celebration recipes, you will find

    • Recommended nutrition guidelines for young children
    • A review of the Early Sprouts approach
    • Tips to create a child-friendly cooking environment
    • Information on creating partnerships with families as you create a nutritionally purposeful environment


    The Early Sprouts Cookbook complements Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children, a complete nutrition and gardening curriculum to help preschoolers develop preferences for healthy foods. Age Focus: 3-5. Softbound, 216 pgs.

     
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  • Early Sprouts (e-book): Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children

    Authors: Karrie Kalich, PhD, Deirdre McPartlin, MEd, Dottie Bauer, EdD
    Product Code: 541952
    ISBN: 978-1-60554-195-2

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    Published by Redleaf Press e-book

    Plant lifelong healthy eating concepts in young children and counteract the prevalence of childhood obesity with Early Sprouts. A research-based early childhood curriculum, this "seed-to-table" approach gets children interested in and enjoying nutritious fruits and vegetables.

    The Early Sprouts model engages preschoolers in all aspects of planting, preparing, and eating organically grown produce. Find directions for designing and caring for gardens, recipes children can help prepare, and ways to involve the whole family in making healthy food choices. The activities used in this 24-week program can be tailored to fit any early childhood program, climate, or geographical region; have been tested in a variety of early learning environments; and have received accolades from children, their parents, and teachers alike. Age Focus: 2-6. 224 pgs.

     
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