Making sure your child eats healthy food and stays active is easy. Plus, it’s good for them!Kids learn by example. Help your children develop healthy eating habits for life by being a role model:
- Eat fruits and veggies and your kids will too.
- Shop together. Cook together. Eat together. Talk together. Make mealtime a family time.
- Set a good example for physical activity, too. Make play time a family time. Walk, run, and play with your child rather than sitting on the sidelines.
Make it fun!Learning about healthy eating and physical activity can be fun! Here are some activities to help you and your family learn more about healthy eating and physical activity.
- MyPlate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Healthy Eating for Families
- Move Your Way for Parents
- Move Your Way: Are my Kids Getting Enough Activity? English or en Español
Before you start cooking, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Learn more about the different food groups and how to build a healthy plate.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Click Healthy Eating on a Budget for ways to buy healthy food while staying within your budget.
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MyPlate is based on the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans which provides evidence-based advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and prevent disease. Visit: https://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/ for more information on the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Move Your Way is a physical activity campaign from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to promote the recommendations from the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Visit: https://health.gov/our-work/nutrition-physical-activity/physical-activity-guidelines/current-guidelines for more information on the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.