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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
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
Play Hard! Get Your Physical Activity - FN1437
Physical activity helps build and maintain a strong body. Be active every day! Kids need 60 minutes of physical activity most days of the week. Adults need at least 30 minutes of physical activity to stay healthy.
Located in Landing Pages / Health and Fitness
Eat Smart. Choose Healthy Snacks - FN1439
Think of snacks as minimeals that help provide nutrients and energy you need to grow, play and learn. Most kids do best when they eat four to six smaller meals a day.
Located in Landing Pages / Health and Fitness
Eat Smart. Play Hard. Do You Need a Sports Drink? - FN1440
Sports drinks are recommended only to increase your physical performance if you are physically active for more than 60 to 90 minutes. Anything less, water should be the drink of choice because it’s better for hydration. Make sure to drink enough fluids before, during and after physical activity.
Located in Landing Pages / Health and Fitness
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