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Playful Activities for Picky Eaters 

As a way to help parents and caregivers provide fruits, vegetables, and healthy drinks every day, the CDC Foundation has produced a series of playful activities for use during meal and snack time.

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Healthy Iron Intake

Our bodies only need a small amount of iron, but without it, a child can appear pale in color; suffer from frequent headaches; or feel cranky, tired, and weak. Our partners at ICN review good sources of iron and how the CACFP Meal Pattern supports a healthy intake of iron.

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Healthy Teams

Healthy teams are made up of all the people who work together to keep children growing healthy and strong, like caregivers, doctors, and teachers. Our partners at Sesame Street in Communities have created new materials that focus on the importance of healthy teams.

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Earth Day is Coming Up: How Can You Celebrate?

This year, Earth Day is on April 22nd! Celebrating Earth Day is a fun way to connect participants to their food and the environment, while encouraging them to try new things and get the nutrients their bodies need! There are a variety of ways to increase education and engagement and the Humane Society of the United States has drawn up a list of suggestions for festivities surrounding Earth Day/Week/Month.

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Cooking does not have to be complicated in order to be healthy and delicious. That’s why our partners at Dr. Yum Project have designed meal-o-matic to help you make a few basic recipes with the ingredients you love.

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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! This year, MyPlate’s theme is “Find the Recipe to a Healthier You,” which is an ode to healthy eating at every age. It’s never too early, or too late to eat healthfully!

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Tofu Preparation Tips

Did you know that tofu is creditable in the CACFP as a meat/meat alternate? Including Tofu is a great way to diversify your menus and adjust for participants with special diets! Our partners at the Humane Society of the United States have great tip sheet to help you get started serving tofu.

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Raising Adventurous Eaters with First Foods

Pile of pamphlets for raising adventurous eaters

For anyone involved in feeding little ones — whether that’s a parent, caregiver, family member, or friend — timely guidance can make it easier to navigate the ups and downs of each child’s feeding journey. That’s why our partners at Partnership for a Healthier America and the Dr. Yum Project are providing anticipatory guidance on infant feeding and early veggie introduction.

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Healthy and Fresh at Home Cookbook

Front cover of Healthy and Fresh at Home Cookbook by Partnership for a Healthier America

Start the New Year with healthy and nutritious meals for you and your family! Check out the Healthy and Fresh at Home Cookbook from our partners at Partnership for a Healthier America. The cookbook includes a variety of delicious and nutritious recipes that are perfect for anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle.

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Healthy Day Toolkit

Circular diagram with all of the activities you need for a healthy day

With the start of the new year, many of us are looking to build healthier habits. Our partners at Alliance for a Healthier Generation want to encourage families to create a healthier home life. If you want to help families feel well, live well, and learn well, check out the Healthy Day Toolkit from Alliance for a Healthier Generation!

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