Healthy Kids, Healthy Foods
It’s no secret, good health looks good on everybody, including our kids. With so many pressures on families these days, it is a challenge to eat healthy and prepare meals and snacks that are not only appealing but help children and youth maintain a healthy body weight. September is Childhood Obesity month, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites1 in 5 children in the United States are obese. MyPlate is an excellent resource for all of us, including families! Take a look at some of the recipes at What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl where you can have a new recipe each month delivered straight to your inbox. You can access cookbooks, search for recipes, create and print your own cookbook, and more. Small changes = big successes over time.
Watch the video, MyPlate, MyWins: Real Solutions from Real Families, below to learn more about MyPlate and how six families make MyPlate work for them. There are multiple videos on a variety of topics all inspiring healthy eating and living well. You can link to all of the videos through the link below.
Source: United States Department of Agriculture, MyPlate. www.choosemyplate.gov.