Enter to Win Living on the Veg and Go Green!

July GiveawayThis month, five lucky readers will win:

With colorful illustrations and easily digestible information, these practical guides show kids the impact they can have on the world and empower them to take action and make positive changes.

To Enter: Leave a comment below describing how you encourage kids to make change for the better.

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Each comment counts as a separate entry. Entries must be received by midnight, July 26, 2019.

The winner will be contacted via email on or around July 31, 2019, and will need to respond within 72 hours to claim his or her prize or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. Winners must be US residents, 18 years of age or older.


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34 Responses to Enter to Win Living on the Veg and Go Green!

  1. Meredith says:

    I’m raising my son plant based and I recently taught him about composting.

  2. Meg says:

    I try to help students realize we are global citizens and what we do, how we behave can have positive or negative impact on many others. Whether we are discussing self care, diet, nutrition etc. . . it all has an impact on others.

  3. Mandy Doctoroff says:

    I love to encourage children, especially the scholars in my room to be as green Davy as they can. I make sure that we do as much learning outside as possible so the students gain a ambassadorship to the land around them. It’s important they take pride and ownership of where they live. I allow passion projects about community, nature, environment etc… as long as they can teach us, the peers in the class how the project encourages us to be better green citizens then that can work on it!

  4. Paula Boucher says:

    We try to serve at least a meatless protein each week and we always recycle everything we can reuse what we can and try to reduce the amount of waste we generate. Also started a garden for The littles to tend to.

  5. I’ve done Discovery and Nature activities with my own kids and with the kids at my library, teaching environmentally fun and safe ways to enjoy and learn about the world around us! Also following you on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!

  6. Hannah Platko says:

    I model appropriate behavior in social skills groups. I use positive reinforcement when students sho prosocial behaviors.

  7. Mellissa says:

    “Whole Foods! Whole Foods!” This is the song we sing whenever we choose a Whole Foods snack! We also play a game called “Eat your colors” to see how many colors of food we can eat in each meal! These books would fit into our family well!!

  8. Judy Ripke says:

    I feel it is important to teach my students about healthy eating, and about taking care of our world. I would like to use these books to help me teach about these things.

  9. By reading inspiring books about people who have made changes big and small.

  10. Samantha Jones says:

    Followed on Instagram!

  11. Samantha Jones says:

    Followed on Pinterest!

  12. Samantha Jones says:

    Followed on Twitter!

  13. Samantha Jones says:

    Liked on Facebook

  14. Samantha Jones says:

    I encourage my son to eat more fruits and vegetables and to recycle and conserve more!

  15. Gail Tanimura says:

    Work on a bookmobile and ask kids what veggies are for lunch……talk about their faves!

  16. Crystal Balback says:

    I encourage kids to make a change for the better by being real with them. Talking about how it will make them feel. A new veggie helps your body stay healthy. Meat grows muscle. exercise makes you heart and lungs string and its fun. etc. Talking to children openly and honestly and repeatedly.

  17. Beth says:

    I am encouraging my daughter to better the world by modeling those changes for her as she grows. Using our cities compost and recycling programs, buy used when possible, growing a garden, cooking at home are all ways we try to make the world a better place.

  18. Carolyn Murry says:

    I show my students healthy eating by being a living example of what it looks like to eat healthy snacks, such as carrots, celery,nuts and fruits.

  19. Melissa says:

    Follow on Instagram

  20. Melissa says:

    Followed on pinterest

  21. Melissa says:

    Liked on Facebook

  22. Melissa says:

    I like to ask kids what they’re passionate about and help enable them to pursue that passion.

  23. Nini Engel says:

    I always enter these and I’ve never won. I’ve been a vegetarian for over 40 years. Karma?

  24. Autumn Shaffer says:

    Like on Facebook

  25. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I focus on talking about ways to make a small difference each day, such as recycling or reducing waste

  26. jane bartosz says:

    As part of a GT science class on sustainability, we look at how students are using energy, water, food, and “stuff” and how their actions impact their family, plus local, countriy, and world community. I encourage them (and they share great ideas) on what they could do to be even kinder to our earth. I encourage students to pick a project to actually do in their local communities. It’s great to see them get involved, especially when the projects go beyond just the semester of the class 🙂

  27. Astrid Perez says:

    I try to model good examples regarding eating healthy foods daily,
    Eating mindfully by eating and sharing meals at the table, and also not wasting products especially if there is something we are growing in the backyard.

  28. Shannon Hennrich says:

    In my second grade classroom I encouraged students to bring a fruit or vegetable to share for their birthday treat. Students loved this and many began eating more fruits and veggies due to the exposure. At the end of the year party my students were loading up their plates with almost all health options. We talked about treats being just that a once in a while thing not everyday occurrence. Parents were shocked coming up to me and said what are you teaching long at them all barely touching the cake. I knew my teaching was having a lasting impact but the real treats would be years down the road. I went to a musical put of at my old school. Some of my pay stairs were their. I saw one of the students Anna when given treats or fruits Anna veggies he chose to overflow his plate with grapes. 🍇 Well I got my answer consistency and early exposure really made a difference. He was more in 12th grade and eating the way he was taught when he was 8. Proud teacher moment indeed.

  29. Dana says:

    I always ask kids about how they can help each other and their community. I always want them to understand how we should always give back to anyone in need.

  30. Leslie says:

    At our school we encourage each child to bring in a reusable water bottle every day to cut down on our use of plastic/paper. The children fill up their water bottles at a fill up station that keeps track of how many plastic bottles we have “saved”…the children love to see that number go higher and higher!

  31. Mary says:

    How to encourage kids to make change for the better is to me about role modeling not just the words but do as you say and show (teach) everything you do the child will see , hear, listen , mimic repeat and try since you are doing it the child will try at least once and when its positive they will do it again and again. So kids can be encouraged to change by role modeling.

  32. Ryan Stilwell says:

    I am a vegetarian myself and a Life Skills teacher for elementary school kids. In Life Skills, part of our curriculum is food safety and food preparation skills. I teach many lessons regarding healthy eating and preparation of food items that are healthier options over those not so healthy options. It is a big part of getting them ready and prepared for independent living after graduation.

  33. Stacey Barr says:

    by showing them there are things out there to make learning more fun

  34. Mia Tatum-Crider says:

    I introduce new foods with lots of fruits and vegetables in it to students (and my children)! 🙂

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