Placemats

In addition to the one-time use “Shoot for 20 Stars Placemats” used in the Shoot for 20 Stars Initiative, NCOAI has also developed laminated, reusable placemats.

Shoot for 20 Stars Day Placemats

Children, teachers, parents, grandparents, school personnel, and concerned Americans across the country will be Shooting for 20 Stars utilizing the “Shoot for 20 Stars Day” placemat. These placemats incorporate a star-associated food rating system which provides a simple yet effective tool for educating, inspiring and motivating children to make healthy eating choices. Foods are rated according to their nutritional value: 5 stars (Gold) – best choices, 4 stars (Green) – good choices, 3 stars (Blue) – Ok choices, 2 stars (Red) – less healthy choices, and 0 stars (Grey) – avoid these choices.

The Shoot for 20 Stars Day placemat tracks one meal – lunch.  The back side of this placemat allows for tracking of one meal for 10 days.   Students add up their daily number of lunch “stars” and obtain a total number of stars for each of the 5 food groups.  Using the 10 day worksheet on the back side of this placemat, students can add up the total number of stars achieved at lunch for 10 days.

Implementation In a School Setting

  • Schools that wish to print the “Shoot for 20 Stars Day” Placemats themselves may purchase “Printing Rights” at $50 per thousand (one-time use). Printing Rights include: availability of the placemats in two sizes (8.5″  x 11″ and 10″ x 16″); and a complementary electronic copy of the Shoot for 20 Stars Day Poster. Placemats will be delivered via email within 14 business days of receipt of order.  Click here to obtain “Printing Rights”.
  • Schools that wish to purchase the printed forms of the “Shoot for 20 Stars Day” Placemats may purchase the 8.5″ x 11″ placemat at 60 cents per placemat in bundles of 100 placemats ($60 plus shipping and handling). Please note: these placemats are non-laminated and one-time use only. For participation in the November Shoot for 20 Stars Day, orders must be received by the NCOAI no later than midnight September 15th. Placemats will be mailed on or by November 1st. Click here to purchase the non-laminated, one-time use NCOAI Placemats.

Implementations By Families, Home School Settings, After School Settings

In addition to the same options discussed above, The NCOAI has also developed laminated, reusable, interactive placemats that can be integrated with smaller numbers of children.  These reusable, laminated placemats allow children to use washable markers to color in stars and reward themselves for good decision making! See below for more details.

Laminated Placemats

These reusable, laminated placemats allow children to use enclosed washable markers to color in stars and reward themselves for good decision making! These placemats incorporate the same star-associated food rating system which provides a simple yet effective tool for educating, inspiring and motivating children to make healthy eating choices. Foods are rated according to their nutritional value: 5 stars (Gold) – best choices, 4 stars (Green) – good choices, 3 stars (Blue) – Ok choices, 2 stars (Red) – less healthy choices, and 0 stars (Grey) – avoid these choices.

Laminated placemats are sold in bundles of 5 laminated tracking placemats – perfect for home, home schooling, after school .

Three Laminated Placemat Options

1. Shoot for 20 Stars Day Placemat
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The Shoot for 20 Stars Day placemat tracks one meal – lunch.  The back side of this placemat allows for tracking of one meal for 10 days.   Students add up their daily number of lunch “stars” and obtain a total number of stars for each of the 5 food groups.  Using the 10 day worksheet on the back side of this placemat, students can add up the total number of stars achieved at lunch for 10 days.  See options above for purchasing this placemat. This placemat is also available in reusable, laminated form.

Laminated Shoot for 20 Stars Day placemats are sold in bundles of 5 laminated tracking placemats – perfect for home, home schooling, after school .

2. Fruits and Veggies Placemat
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This educational and easy to use laminated tracking placemat utilizes the same goals and objectives used in the “Shoot for 20 Stars Day Placemat” but allows for 5 day tracking of fruits and veggies for all meals and snacks.  This placemat can be easily applied to any learning situation and is often used with children that are familiar with the star-associated food rating system and are ready to progress to tracking all meals and snacks yet not quite ready to track all five food groups. The back side of this placemat allows for 5 day tracking of fruits and vegetables eaten.

Laminated Fruit and Veggies placemats are sold in bundles of 5 laminated tracking placemats – perfect for home, home schooling, after school .

3. Tracking of All Five Food Groups Placemat
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This educational and easy to use laminated tracking placemat utilizes the same goals and objectives used in the “Shoot for 20 Stars” Placemat but proceeds beyond one meal to tracking all five food groups for all meals and snacks. This placemat can be easily applied to any learning situation but is often used with children that are familiar with the star-associated food rating system and are ready to progress to tracking food intake for all meals and snacks and all five food groups – vegetables, fruits, grains, protein and dairy. The back side of this placemat allows for 3 day tracking of all five food groups for all meals and snacks eaten.

Laminated “Five Food Groups placemats” are sold in bundles of 5 laminated tracking placemats – perfect for home, home schooling, after school .