Help for Parents

put the fun in fruits and veggies

We have a robust new recipe index! The best feature is to search by a specific food type. Depending on what is in season, this feature will be helpful as you try to use the produce on your counter, from your garden or local farmers market.

Meal Planning

Without a plan, it’s more difficult to get healthy food on the table. We have FREE meal plans with a focus on fruits and vegetables that we can send to your inbox every week! We also have an expanded version of those meal plans for website members with the shopping list, recipes, and pictures. Find out more here.


Check out our favorite nutrition books and cookbooks. Each of these books align perfectly with our food philosophy of eating whole, natural foods, with the focus of our kids diet to be on eating fruits and vegetables!

Dietary Recommendations

Are the recommendations for what to feed your kids confusing? We don’t think it should be and we like to keep it simple. Check out the simplified version of the new USDA recommendations here.


We have some fun printables that reinforce nutrition lessons, or help track your dietary goals!

Recommended Products

We designed our popular kids section plates to teach kids what a balanced meal should include! We love this, but we also love all portion style products for feeding our kids. We also have some fun kitchen tools that we find helpful in the kitchen.


Join our conversations over on Facebook! We have a large group of like minded parents who share great ideas that work for them! Also, check out our pinterest boards. It”s a great place where we can share ideas we find all over the web for making nutritious eating fun for our kids!

Tools for Teaching and Grant Opportunities

Lesson Plans: pre-school

  • Pre-school nutrition lesson plan
  • The Alphabet’s Healthiest Food Academy
  • Red light/ green light foods
  • Rainbow foods list

Lesson Plans: Kindergarten-6th grade

  • Kindergarten-2nd grade
  • (Teaching Choose MyPlate post or printable)
  • Fruits and Vegetables Presentation
  • Vitamin Experiment and lesson
  • 3rd-6th grade (Choose MyPlate ideas)
  • Middle and High school (Choose MyPlate ideas)
  • Advertise for a whole grain!

All Ages

Sugar demo and comparisons!

What is a complex carbohydrate lesson idea

Food list for filling up Choose MyPlate

Teach kids about the new Choose MyPlate icon and the history of the USDA’s messages with this powerpoint.

26 page presentation including the 2010 Dietary guidelines for Americans: Fun Fit and Healthy

Healthy Classroom Party Ideas!

Valentines Party!

Staff Wellness Ideas

Flab-u-Less February

Current Nutrition Education Grants

School Grants for Healthy Kids : 1000 Schools can receive grants from $500-$5000 to support school breakfast and physical activity programs- Deadline May 2, 2014 Apply Here.

Cub Scouts

Nutrition Lesson- Wolf Den

Choose My Plate

Our Choose MyPlate products now come with instant lesson plan download! Complete with printables for your students. Get help teaching the new MyPlate with our Four section plate and accompanying dairy bowl. New Adult Food Guide Plate