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Now Serving: Meals with Help from Teens - FN706
More children and teenagers are eating meals and snacks away from their home and family. Encouraging teens to help prepare food and clean up can help busy families manage their time. Teens learn important cooking skills and have fun, too. Cooking promotes creativity and helps teens form good eating behaviors that will last a lifetime.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
MyPlate Plans for 8 -to14-year-olds - FN1498
This chart was designed to provide an estimate of daily food needs based on the recommendations at www.choosemyplate.gov.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
MyPlate Plans for 15- to 19-year-olds - FN1499
This chart was designed to provide an estimate of daily food needs based on the recommendations at www.choosemyplate.gov.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Talking to Children About Terrorism - FS635
Children, especially young children, may experience challenging emotions when faced with stress resulting from exposure to terrorist acts. From the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City to the tragedy of Sept. 11 to terrorist events that occur in other parts of the world (for example, Israel, Spain, London, Pakistan), exposure to terrorism and its graphic results is a difficult experience for many children. Parents and other adults can best support children through kindness, understanding and reassurance.
Located in Landing Pages / Kids & Family
Teens and Protein: How Much Do You Need? - FN1682
Protein is essential to life and needs to be consumed with each meal. The amount of protein you need depends on your height, weight, whether you are a boy or girl, and your level of activity. In general, teenage boys need about 52 grams of protein per day, while teenage girls need about 46 grams per day. However, if you are small or large for your age, or very active, your needs are different.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
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