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.
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!
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!
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
(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!
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!
Staff Wellness Ideas
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.
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