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Love Your Heart! - FN1689
The heart is a pump that provides oxygen to each and every cell of the body. Feel your pulse: Each time your heart beats, it is moving blood by expanding and contracting. It is a muscle that is essential to life, which is why treating your heart with care is so important. Keeping your heart strong starts with good choices we make when we are young. Being physically active and eating a healthful diet keeps our heart beating strong.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Now Serving: Meals with Help from Kids - FN705
An increasing number of children and teenagers are eating more meals and snacks away from their home and family. They may be choosing unhealthy ready-to-eat food options rather than spending time preparing a healthy snack or meal – and eating with their families. Encouraging children and teenagers to cook can build healthy lifestyle skills, creativity and healthy food choices. You also are helping them form good eating behaviors that will last a lifetime.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Wash Your Hands! - FN1444
No matter the language, hand washing is an important step in the fight against germs. Follow these guidelines for proper hand-washing practices.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Now Serving Nutritious After School Snacks - FN1379
Providing nutritious snacks doesn’t have to be expensive but you may need to do some planning to make them readily available for your child. Getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables can be difficult. Make snack time fun. For example, provide a variety of cut-up fruits and vegetables and let your kids create their own kabobs. You also may want to try serving vegetables with low-fat dip to make them more appealing.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
Who Needs a Healthy Breakfast? Everybody Does! - FN728
Eat Smart! Start your day off with breakfast. This publication makes learning fun with fill in the blank and word find quizzes.
Located in Landing Pages / Food and Nutrition
MyPlate Plans for Toddlers to Age 7 - FN1497
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 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
Gardening With Children - FN1372
This publication summarizes the benefits of gardening with children and provide information about basic garden preparation, tools and resources for parents/adults.
Located in Landing Pages / Gardens, Lawns & Trees
Eat Smart: Enjoy Breakfast Every Day - FN1433
Eating breakfast fuels the body with needed nutrients, provides energy for an active day, gets you ready to learn and helps you keep a healthy body.
Located in Landing Pages / Health and Fitness
Eat Smart: Bone Up on Calcium - FN1434
Children ages 9 to 13 need 1,300 milligrams of calcium a day to keep their bones and teeth strong. Children ages 4 to 8 need 800 milligrams of calcium per day. They also need vitamin D, which helps the body use the calcium. Milk is fortifi ed with vitamin D. Many foods contain calcium. The best sources are milk, yogurt and cheese. Fish, soy products and nuts also are good sources of calcium. Some fruit juices, cereals, breads, snacks and other foods have added calcium.
Located in Landing Pages / Health and Fitness
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