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National Nutrition Month and National Breakfast Week Come Together to Get Your Childs Plate In Shape

Posted on Mar 05, 2012 by Maggie LaBarbera

Happy National Nutrition Month everyone!   

The theme this year is "Get Your Plate In Shape!" with all the healthy foods of the food groups.

This is an exciting month with a great focus on healthy foods.  Schools, organizations and healthcare organizations around the world are all joining together to help children learn about healthy habits.

The new My Plate and the my pyramid are both great tools to help children learn the foundation of healthy foods.  The five food groups are all part of a healthy balanced meal and in the right amounts provides the essential nutrients that all children need to grow healthy and strong.

This week is also "National Breakfast week".  So this is a great  week to combine these two national events.  Get your Breakfast Plate in Shape!

Here are some great resources to help kids select healthy breakfast foods.

School Nutrition Organization - Breakfast activity sheet

Menu Planner for Healthy School Meals USDA, FNS-303; 

Breakfast in the Classroom Handout with Sample Menus.

Breakfast Grab n' Go Handout with Sample Menus.

Breakfast Bright Ideas

20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables 

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids 

Color Your Plate with Salad

Eating Right for a Healthy Weight 

Eating Right Tips for Older Adults

Printable Nutrition Crossword Puzzle - Breakfast






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