Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. MyPlate Kids’ Place offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your child’s individual needs and improves their health.
MyPlate, MyWins is all about finding a healthy eating style that works for your family and fits with your everyday life. The MyPlate icon is a reminder to make healthy choices from each of the five food groups, and there are many small changes you can make that add up to big success over time. Here you’ll find fun, practical tips and tools that have worked for other families.
Team Nutrition provides a number of free materials that connect nutrition education to school and child care gardens. We also offer evidence-based curricula that educators can use to integrate garden-based nutrition education lessons into core educational subjects such as math, English language arts, and science. From small pots and container gardens to full garden plots, we have materials that can fit your needs and resources. Schools, summer sites, and child care (centers, homes, and sponsors) that participate in USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs may request free printed copies of many of these materials.
Team Nutrition, an initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, supports national efforts to promote lifelong healthy food choices and physical activity by improving the nutrition practices of the Child Nutrition Programs. We provide resources to schools, child care settings, and summer meal sites that participate in these programs.
Webinar explores the relationship between poverty and obesity. Presenter discusses strategies to promote healthy habits in CYFAR youth and families as well as explores the resources available to CYFAR programs that can assist youth and families achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Many families today experience a daily struggle to provide food for their children. This is particularly true for families living in poverty and families who have immigrated to the United States. Food security is especially important for children because their nutrition impacts not only their current health but also their future health and well-being.
Want to get children thinking about healthy eating and exercise? You can be a part of the good health solution by teaching youth about nutrition and encouraging physical activity. Here is a series of slides with background research and several hands-on activities that reinforce or enhance nutrition concepts.