Nutrition
Proper nutrition is essential for a child to grow to be a healthy adult. And learning about nutrition should be a daily activity. It is easy for homeschoolers to incorporate nutrition education into daily life. We've gathered some resources to make learning about nutrition easy and fun for the homeschooling family.
Things to See & Do in Colorado
Hammond's Candy Factory
Hammond's complimentary candy factory tours are fun and educational for candy lovers of all ages. Hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe have seen how their famous, handcrafted candy canes, ribbon candy, and lollipops are pulled, twisted, and shaped by hand – just like they were in 1920. This factory tour will give you a bit of Colorado-proud history, some tidbits about nostalgic candy, a little science, and a lot of fun. With large video screens installed throughout the factory and the tour, you’ll get an up close and personal experience with their delicious candies and the people who make them. This free tour showcases how Hammond's Candies makes their candy in small batches, with most being hand-pulled and hand-twisted. Hammond's makes homemade candy canes, ribbon candy, lollipops, traditional hard candies, and chocolates. You'll enjoy a free sample of candy at the end of the tour and the opportunity to shop in their gift shop. Located just north of downtown Denver. Tours are available Monday through Saturday.
YA YA Farm & Orchard
YA YA Farm & Orchard began farming in 1896. Through the years, there have been many changes to the farm and apple orchard. The present incarnation of YA YA Farm was begun in 2003. In addition to U-Pick It produce, the farm is also home to Percheron Draft horses.
Celestial Seasonings Guest Tours
Celestial Seasonings offer free tours of its facilities, including an art gallery, teapot and teacup collection, the herb garden, and the factory. Special highlights include the tea sampling and a trip through the Mint Room, which houses crates full of peppermint and spearmint. From raw ingredients to finished products, you’ll learn all about the wonderful world of tea and see how their wholesome products are blended, packaged and shipped. You'll never look at tea the same way again! The tour is free and located in Boulder, Colorado. The tour runs about 45 minutes and includes a video introduction and walking tour through the tea factory. Tours are guaranteed on the hour for walk-in public with a 45 guest maximum per tour.
Berry Patch Farms
Berry Patch Farms is a certified organic working farm that offers pick-your-own produce. The farm is 40 acres and no fees or membership dues are charged. You are encouraged to bring your children so they may learn more about agriculture and to have an authentic farm experience. School groups are most welcome. They are located in Brighton, just north of Denver.
CiCi's Pizza Field Trips
CiCi's Pizza offers Lunch & Learn Field Trips for school groups. This is a hands-on workshop at CiCi's designed by teachers to help kids develop basic math skills. Students use pizza ingredients and other related items to solve problems, and in the process make and enjoy their very own pizza! They offer beginner, intermediate and advanced math level curricula.
Myers' Gourment Popcorn Factory
Learn all about popcorn with a visit to the Myers' Gourment Popcorn Factory, located in Cascade, Colorado, west of Colorado Springs. They are happy to arrange for a tour of their facilities.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
One visit to their store and you'll discover why Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is the number one destination of chocolate lovers everywhere. Throughout the store you will discover a fantastic variety of yummy chocolates and confections to satisfy cravings of even the most ardent chocoholic! Watch as they dip crisp apples in thick, bubbling caramel from a traditional copper kettle. Smile as we roll them in a rainbow of tasty toppings to complete your old fashioned treat. Linger awhile longer and learn how fudge is made as they fashion a creamy loaf on a traditional marble slab, the old fashioned way, right before your eyes. And of course, everyone gets a free sample! Tours are free.
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