Nutrition Information

USDA MyPlate, and Portions and Variety Guides

Dairy and Protein Foods

News
What Happens to Our Snack Inside of Us?
Can the Soda, Drink Milk Instead
The Scoop on Calcium Fortified Foods
The Protein Group is Important Too!
Whole, Skim, Or Choose a Percent?

Tips
Understanding Food Allergies
Calcium and Protein: Building Blocks of Growth and Good Health
Know Where Food Goes!
Tips on Raising a Milk Drinker
If Your Child Just Won't Drink Plain Milk


Spring Fruits and Vegetables

News
Facts About Fiber
Choose Your Veggies
Color Me Nutritious

Tips
Making Mealtime Family Time


Breads and Grains

News
Whole Grains = Fiber
Reading Labels: Find the Whole Grain
Refined vs. Whole Grain
Choose a Variety of Grains Daily

Tips
Research Says: Eat Breakfast!
Breakfast Basics
Tips for Sunny Morning Meals... Even when you're in a rush!
When Your Child Won't Eat Breakfast


Fall Fruits & Vegetables

News
Make "Five A Day" Your Good-Health Goal
Vitamins C and A the Healthy Way
When a Picky Eater Won't Eat
Eating for a Lifetime

Tips
10 Tips for Hassle-Free Eating with Young Children


Dinosaurs

News
Aim for Three Veggies Each Day
All Great Choices: Fresh, Frozen, and Canned

Tips
Vegetable Ideas for Snacks and Lunches


Butterflies

News
Talk About the Benefits of Eating Fruit
Celebrate Healthy Eating with a Friendship Fruit Salad
Caterpillars Love Fruit and Butterflies Love Nectar!

Tips
Can a Child Drink Too Much Juice?
Is Your Child Getting Enough Fruit?
Let Your Child Choose Portion Sizes
Helpful Hints for Introducing New Foods
Make Food and Health a Part of Everyday Conversation.


Farms

News
Can the Soda, Drink Milk Instead
The Scoop on Calcium Fortified Foods
Whole, Skim, Or Choose A Percent!
The Meat Group Is Important Too!

Tips
Tips on Raising a Milk Drinker
If Your Child Just Won't Drink Plain Milk...


Gingerbread

News
On-the-Go Kids Need Healthy Snacks
Snack Combos

Tips
Cooking and Snacking with Children
Why Cook with Kids?
Get Ready for Food Activities
Hand Washing Activity
Food Safety Rules

I am Growing

News
How much do young children need to eat?
Offer foods from all five groups

Tips
Food jags are normal
He hardly eats anything