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Intergenerational Learning Activities: Health & Nutrition

Staying healthy and active is important for children and youth as well as older adults and what better way to encourage good health and nutrition habits than by learning about them together?

The possibilities for intergenerational connections by learning about health and nutrition are limitless.  With the support of the Verizon Foundation and resources on Thinkfinity.org, this guide provides brief activity descriptions geared toward a broad range of ages. We encourage you to submit additional suggestions and to connect with other older adults in an online user group for grandparents and volunteers with similar interests.

Kindergarten to Grade 6: Personal Hygiene

  • Learn together why it is important to wash your hands
  • Understand why it is important to brush your teeth

Grades 9 to 12: What’s In This?

  • Plan a grocery store scavenger hunt
  • Discover the importance of physical fitness through the President’s challenge

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