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Welcome to Heartfelt Connections!

By: Laura Martin Bacon

 

[image] Eat healthy be happy

 

 Healthy eating and happy living are things you never outgrow!

 

With this in mind, IACP Kids has enlisted the help of San Francisco Bay Area physician Dr. Sonya Kim (founder of One Caring Team), an organization dedicated to bringing meaningful human interactions to aging adults. They're partnered with a wide network of assisted living facilities for seniors.

 

Our mission: to connect kids and seniors with a fun, intergenerational project designed to encourage a healthy, happy lifestyle.

 

As a kid, you're naturally happy— and always learning new ways to be healthy and strong.

 

This means you have a lot of important wisdom to share with seniors, who can sometimes feel lonely and tired.

 

Even though they probably encouraged their own kids to eat healthy foods and go outside and play, seniors might forget to make nutritious meals for themselves—or to go for a walk and enjoy the sunshine. 

 

How can you help? Make a heartfelt connection by creating a digital “greeting card."

 

Making your connection is easy — just draw a picture, take a photo or use your iPad to create an image of something that makes you feel healthy, strong and positive about the world, then write a message that will help a senior feel the same way.

 

Here are some examples (and you can see even MORE by clicking here):

 

[image] Love is Good Food

 

 

[image] JT Healthy Breakfast

 

 [image] Take a Walk

 

 

 

 

If you're too young to write down what you want to say, it's fine to have an adult help you.

For your signature, please just include your first name and age.

 

Post your digital card here (instructions below) — or email it to us at kidsfoodblog@gmail.com.

 

We’ll make sure your card gets to a senior who needs a blast of kid-generated happiness!

 

If you have any technical questions about how to upload and post, Green Ribbon Schools will be happy to help -- just click here to contact a GRS expert!

 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK

 

 FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS:

 

Please have your parent, guardian or teacher email your card to Laura Martin Bacon at kidsfoodblog@gmail.com.

Please make sure to put "Heartfelt Connections" in the subject line.

Your cards also need to include your first name, age and your parent or guardian's permission to be part of this project.

 

 

FOR TEACHERS OR GROUP LEADERS:

 

-To get started, please register on the free Green Ribbon Schools website by clicking here.

- Choose "Teacher" from the role pulldown.

- In the School/Org blank at registration, please enter your school name, city and state. If you can't locate your school or organization, please contact Green Ribbon Schools here and they will add it for you.

- Complete registration, and you will automatically be logged into the GRS website. 

- Once you are logged in, you're on the MY PROJECTS page, where you will see the JOIN PROJECT box. 

- Enter the following "Invite Code" into the JOIN PROJECT box:  xz4414-3083-5

 - Presto: You're now joined to the IACP Kids Heartfelt Connections project!

 

 

TEACHERS' & GROUP LEADERS' GUIDE: BUILDING YOUR PAGE

 

Please build your page using the RESULTS PAGE BUILDER inside the IACP Kids Heartfelt Connections project.

Be sure to upload your photos and videos using the UPLOAD IMAGE/VIDEO button on the right side of the project page. 

After that,  you can enter text, images and videos into the results builder.

Please feel free to enter as many digital greeting cards (photos, messages or short (under 20MB) videos on your page as you like -- we have lots of seniors who'd love to read them!

When everything is complete, click the PUBLISH PAGE button and then SUBMIT FOR APPROVAL button to send it to IACP Kids to post for you.

 

If you have any technical questions about how to upload and post, Green Ribbon Schools will be happy to help -- just click here to contact a GRS expert!

 

 [image] Watermelon Granita

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