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Nutrition and Health Posters to Decorate the Classroom

Updated on May 14, 2014

Nutrition Posters Make Great Teacher and Parents Gifts

Healthy food posters, like the creative Foodscapes and other beautifully photographed images of vegetables and fruits are a visual way to encourage children, teens and young adults thinking about eating healthier foods.

The foodscape posters and puzzles are fun ways to promote health in the classroom. They might even inspire students to create their own foodscapes.

Nutrition related giveways (fruit and veggie erasers or stickers) and games are other ways to help kids and tweens think about eating healthier foods.

Take a look at the Nutrition posters, puzzles, games and giveways see if you are inspired to be eating healthier foods too.

Fly High on Nutrition Foodscape Poster available on Amazon

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Decorating the Classroom with Nutrition Posters

As a nutrition teacher, I have put up several visually appealing posters of healthy fruits and vegetables on the walls of my classroom.

These green apple posters (seen in the photo) are right next to the main whiteboard at the front of the classroom, so are seen by the students as the look to the front of the classroom.

It is my hopes that these bright green apple posters on the walls will encourage students (consciously or subconsciously) to make healthier food choices and eat healthier foods.

Eat More Apples and Green Apples photographic posters are available from Allposters.com

Image by Kirsti A. Dyer

Posters: Cuisine Poster Art Print - Rainbow Collection Of Fruit And Vegetables (28 x 28 inches)
Posters: Cuisine Poster Art Print - Rainbow Collection Of Fruit And Vegetables (28 x 28 inches)

With this rainbow collection, children can see what fruits and vegetables are in different colors.

 

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Foodscapes Posters

You Toucan Be Healthy Poster

You Toucan Be Healthy Foodscapes Laminated Poster 18 x 24in
You Toucan Be Healthy Foodscapes Laminated Poster 18 x 24in

A cute play on words with an imaginative food scaping.

 

Fun Foodscapes Posters

A closer look at these fun Foodscapes poster up close.

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Carl Warner's Foodscapes on Vimeo

See how photographer Carl Warner creates Food landscapes entirely out of food from SkeeterNYC.

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We have one of his calendars on the wall.

MyPlate Posters

MyPlate Posters for the Classroom

In the back of the classroom I have also put up bright health promoting posters for students to see.

I also hope that other students who have non-nutrition classes in this room, might be inspired by these colorful posters to eat healthier.

The Fruit & Vegetable Challenge Poster has big, bright forks with holding fruits and vegetables that make you want to go out and eat fruits and veggies. The poster also includes several meal ideas using veggies and fruits.

The Fruit & Vegetable Challenge Poster Kit is available from Team Nutrition and the Mixed Bell Peppers poster from Amazon

Image by Kirsti A. Dyer

Print and Order Free Nutrition Posters

The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion makes many of the MyPlate posters available for free. In addition, there are additional free materials available from the USDA's Team Nutrition for schools and child-care centers that participates in Federal Child Nutrition Programs.

Bulk poster orders can also be ordered for a fee from the Government Printing Office or Purdue University Cooperative Extension.

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Foodscapes Puzzles

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon

Making Healthy Food Fun with Puzzles

Puzzles are another fun way to learn while looking at colors and shapes to put pieces together into a large image.

I will be adding at lease one of these incredible food landscapes like the cart and balloons to set up in our home for my daughters to work on a family jigsaw puzzle.

The 500 Piece Colorful Fruit Jigsaw Puzzle below might be a good one to use in a classroom (fewer pieces to lose). This fruit puzzle measures 18 x 23.5 inches (1.5 by 2 feet).

It is a great incentive to have a fruit or healthy food party in the classroom to celebrate once the puzzle it put together.

Food Landscape Puzzle available on Amazon

Foodscapes and Nutrition Puzzles

Nutrition Giveaways

Send Kids Home with Healthy Giveaways

Whenever I got into my daughters' classrooms I try to bring along some fun nutrition related giveaway.

Erasers and stickers are fun ways to keep kids thinking about nutrition whenever they are using their stickers or playing with erasers.

I've included other fun healthy giveaways ideas on the Healthy Fundraisers Page.

These Japanese Fruit and Veggie Erasers from Iwako are erasers and little puzzles that can be taken apart. They have been a bit hit.

Japanese Puzzle Fruit Eraser available on Amazon

Fruit and Veggie Erasers

Fruit Eraser (Assorted)
Fruit Eraser (Assorted)

Fruit erasers remind children to eat fruit.

 
Japanese Erasers In A Mini Bento Box - Fruit Assortment - Iwako
Japanese Erasers In A Mini Bento Box - Fruit Assortment - Iwako

They can use the Bento box to bring real fruit to school.

 

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      @choosehappy: Hopefully for veggies!

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Very cool posters..those veggie posters make me hungry!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      @Mary Stephenson: I think having the visual aids help inspire people to eat healthier.

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      Mary Stephenson 5 years ago from California

      What a great idea for a teacher. First I wasn't so sure, but now I see how it could be extremely beneficial.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      @favored: Especially if they get the kids to eat healthier.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Posters are always something we are in the market for each year, and these would be a good choice.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      @Scraps2treasures: Unfortunately, some schools believe it is the parent's responsibility to be teaching them what to eat. I have done volunteer nutrition presentations in my daughters' classes since they were in pre school.

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      Scraps2treasures 5 years ago

      I think these posters are a great visual reminder to eat healthy. So many kids aren't given any nutrition guidance at home, so the more exposure they get to it at school, the better.