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Spot The Block Campaign for Grassroots Community Outreach

Spot The Block - Spot The Block Campaign: Grassroots Community Outreach

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Spot the Block outreach events will be happening soon in communities across the country. These background materials will prepare you to teach your local tweens and families about the Spot the Block campaign as well as the Nutrition Facts Label on food packages.

 

Background Materials:

Spot The Block Community Outreach ManualSpot the Block Community Outreach ManualReady to spread the word about Spot the Block in your community? This hands-on, how-to manual gives you the background information you need and guides you through a two-part parent presentation. It also includes 3 engaging Family Take-home Activities and a mini-poster! 

Spot The Block - PDF English(download PDF, 4.4MB) Spot The Block - PDF Espanol(download PDF, 2.8MB)

Parent Activities Only

Spot The Block - PDF English(download PDF, 3.89MB)Spot The Block - PDF Espanol(download PDF, 3.9MB)
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Campaign to Combat Childhood ObesitySpot the Block PowerPoint® PresentationThe presentation is designed to work in conjunction with the Community Outreach Manual. You can project it on a screen or print it out onto transparencies. Check back soon to download the Presentation.

Spot The Block - PDF English
(download PPT, 5.604MB)
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Spot The Block - Talking Points: About Spot The BlockTalking Points: About Spot the Block  This at-a-glance fact sheet gives a brief history of the Spot the Block campaign, highlighting its key messages and providing helpful insights about the tween and parent audiences. Check back soon to download the Talking Points.

Spot The Block - PDF English(download PDF, 286KB) Spot The Block - PDF Espanol(download PDF, 521KB)
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Handout Materials:

TipSpot the Block Parent Tips

Parents can help their children learn about nutrition and establish healthful dietary habits in everyday situations.  Distribute these family tips for talking about using the Nutrition Facts Label on food packages at home, at the supermarket, in the cafeteria, and at fast food restaurants.

 Spot The Block - PDF English(download PDF, 2.14MB)

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TipSpot the Block Tween Tips

 Tweens can use these easy ways to Spot the Block at home, in the cafeteria, at the supermarket, and in fast food restaurants.

Spot The Block - PDF English (download PDF, 4.10MB)

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Spot The Block - Spot The Difference Activity SheetSpot the Difference Activity SheetThis engaging activity serves up some of tweens’ favorite snacks…and challenges them to Spot the Block for specific nutrient information.   

Spot The Block - PDF English(download PDF, 286KB) Spot The Block - PDF Espanol(download PDF, 521KB)
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Dishin the Nutrition Fact Sheet and Song iconDishin’ the Nutrition Fact Sheet and Song

Kids will love this easy-to-learn nutrition song.  Plus, it’s an ideal vehicle for kicking off local events and spreading the word about Spot the Block!  

Read the lyrics (PDF, 32KB)
Download the MP3 file (MP3, 3.6MB)

 

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A Key to Choosing HealthfulA Key to Choosing Healthful Foods

This printable fact sheet offers information to help parents make quick, informed food choices that contribute to healthy life-long eating habits for the entire family.

Spot The Block - PDF English (download PDF, 311KB)

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Eating Healthier and Feeling Better iconEating Healthier and Feeling Better

The label makes it easy to determine the amounts of nutrients in a food, and to compare one product to another. This booklet contains information about using the label while planning meals, shopping, and cooking.    

 Spot The Block - PDF English(download PDF, 302KB)