From Elmo to Grover, Sesame Workshop developed a solid toolkit to help talk to kids about the reality of hunger including videos, songs and interactive games. Check out the full toolkit for downloadable resources for parents and childcare providers.
Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street, was recently profiled in Cooking Up Community: Nutrition Education in Emergency Food Programs. As part of their mission to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere achieve their highest potential, Sesame Workshop has created a number of educational tool kits for child care providers and parents/adult caregivers. Cooking Up Community featured Food for Thought: Healthy Eating on a Budget and Healthy Habits for Life, but over a dozen tool kits on additional topics are available, such as Here for Each Other: Helping Families After An Emergency, Growing Hope Against Hunger, Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me and Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times. These free, downloadable resources are available in both Spanish and English on the Sesame Workshop website.