childhood obesity

Protect physical education: Active kids do better in school

April 3, 2017

This post reflects a compensated editorial partnership with Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. […]

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Summertime grilled vegetables

June 1, 2015

Vegetables are delicious, a great source of vitamins and nutrients, and low in fat and salt. Half your plate should be filled with vegetables and […]

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Serving sizes for toddlers

March 5, 2015

Parents often wonder how much food their toddlers should eat. Recent media coverage suggests over the past 20 years, restaurants and food companies have been […]

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Guidelines for a healthy plate and tips for plating your food like a pro

August 13, 2014

Professional chefs work hard to create meals that not only taste excellent, but look just as great as they taste. No one can deny that […]

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Change unhealthy eating habits one step at a time

January 10, 2014

We have the power to influence young children to make healthy food choices. Children develop their behaviors and habits from observing ours. If you’re like […]

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Create a salad bar for kids: MyPlate themes

August 21, 2013

Children take pride in what they create, whether it’s a picture colored with crayons or a meal they helped prepare for themselves and their family. When […]

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