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“Taking Charge in Meadowland” Tool KitK-3 Nutrition Curriculum (Meadowland)

Taking Charge in Meadowland is a play written and produced by DHEC in cooperation with USC's drama department. The production is available on video through ITV.

Play Synopsis

This is the adventure of two mice, Hugo and Chloe, as told by the storyteller, Miguel. Growing up in Meadowland, Chloe and Hugo have many great times playing, laughing, and going to school together. One day, Chloe notices that Hugo doesn't want to play and has no energy. Chloe is worried about her best friend. She decides she must do everything she can to help Hugo see that he has to take charge of his health or else! And Chloe is going to need your help to save Hugo..
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Meadowland Tool Kit

Our Taking Charge in Meadowland Tool Kit is designed to work in conjunction with the play. Prompts are given throughout the play that direct the viewer to the appropriate activity pack. In addition to the toolkit below, you'll also need a few additional materials: 40 Velcro stickers; measuring cups and spoons; a jump rope; sticker paper
The Meadowland Tool Kit includes:

  • Activity Pack I - To be used at the end of Scene I, it asks students to identify healthy and unhealthy lifestyles of characters in the play as well as healthy and unhealthy foods. Also contains bonus material involving the USDA's "My Pyramid for Kids."
  • Activity Pack II - To be performed in the middle of Scene II, it focuses on fruit and vegetable identification. The pack includes worksheets and is designed to be used with the More Matters poster and 20 fruit and vegetable cards.
  • Activity Pack II: Pre-K

Pre-K Intro
Recipe Sheets
Nutrition Super Star
How to Cut A Mango
How to Cut A Pineapple
Fruit and Veggie Tasting Activities
Fruit and Veggie Pictures

Please Note:  The Interactive DVD Activity List, Activity Packet I, Activity Packet II, Activity Packet III, and Activity Packet IV all contain a pre and post test. These are to be used as an evaluation tool; increased accuracy on post tests illustrates the effectiveness of the individual activity pack and Taking Charge in Meadowland as a whole.