Healthy Children - August 2018

Seasonal Resources: Summer

Summer is upon us! While kids enjoy a school break, MyPlate has fun activities to help busy parents make the most of summer days. Check out our tips for making celebrations fun, healthy, and active to help make summer memorable and healthy! Watch these videos to get inspired:

  • Enjoy time in the kitchen and outdoors as a family
  • Prepare meals using fresh summer produce

More Summer Resources:

  • This summer let MyPlate, My Wins guide up with the following tips:
    • Prep for Potlucks and Parties
    • Hacking Your Snacks
    • Enjoying Local Foods
    • An Active Lifestyle
  • Enjoy some fun in the sun by trying something new outdoors:
  • Use MyPlate, MyState and find local and regional foods at a farmers market!
  • Be active as a family and explore a national park!
  • Check food group knowledge and put heathy eating and physical activity to the test:
    • Food Group Quizzes
    • Cook-Off Craze Activity Sheet
    • MyPlate Crossword Puzzle
  • Help kids get the nutrition they need to learn more about USDA Summer Food Service Programs:
    • Summer Food Service Program
    • Summer Meals Webinars
    • Summer Meal Site Finder
  • Make half your plate fruits and veggies with these tips:
    • Focus on Fruits
    • Add More Vegetables to Your Day
    • Smart Shopping for Veggies and Fruit
    • Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruit