Healthy Children - May 2018

How can Families help their Children and Teens Eat Healthy at School?

  • Try new foods at home. Kids need many opportunities to taste a new food to “get used to it.”
  • Eat lunch at school with your child. Learn more about what’s offered and meet school nutrition staff.
  • Encourage your child or teen to join in taste-testing events or surveys about school lunch, when available.
  • Talk with your child about what’s on the menu. Make sure they know about all the foods that are included in their school lunch.
  • And during the summer, USDA’S Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school in not in session.