• Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruit

    by Veronica Vargas | Aug 27, 2018
    Encourage children to eat vegetables and fruits by making it fun. Provide healthy ingredients and let kids help with preparation, based on their age and skills. Kids may try foods they avoided in the past if they helped make them.
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  • 10 Tips: Be An Active Family

    by Veronica Vargas | Jun 27, 2018
    Physical activity is important for children and adults of all ages. Being active as a family can benefit everyone. Adults need 2½ hours a week of physical activity, and children need 60 minutes a day. Follow these tips to add more activity to your family’s busy schedule.
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  • Celebrate National Nutrition Month!

    by Veronica Vargas | Mar 12, 2018
    Healthy eating is important no matter how old you are. This National Nutrition Month®, MyPlate is here to help you “spring” into the new season with a variety of tools and resources to help you find a healthy eating style that works for you at any age.
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  • Heart-Health Valentine's Day Tips

    by Veronica Vargas | Feb 09, 2018
    Your sweetheart may have the key to your heart, but eating healthy and being physically active can be the key to a healthier heart. This Valentine’s Day, indulge your sweetheart with a heart-healthy gift or date.
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  • Preschooler Growth Chart

    by Veronica Vargas | Nov 01, 2017
    You and your preschooler's doctors are partners in maintaining your child's health. Use this BMI chart to track if your child is growing properly.
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  • September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    by Veronica Vargas | Sep 08, 2017
    Learn About "We Can!" (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition)...a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
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  • Staying Healthy on Campus

    by Veronica Vargas | Sep 05, 2017
    Dining halls are full of healthy food options. You just need to know which foods to put on your tray. Use these tips to plan your food choices and know which options are best for you.
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  • Dorm Room Mini-Fridge Makeover

    by Veronica Vargas | Sep 05, 2017
    Stock your dorm-room fridge with a variety of healthy foods. That way, when you need a quick breakfast or study snack, you’ll have plenty of options on hand.
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  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

    by Veronica Vargas | Jul 12, 2017
    Children need good nutrition, all year long. The Summer Food Service Program, National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, and the Seamless Summer Option make it possible for schools to provide nutritious meals, after the regular school year ends.
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  • Tips to Help You Eat Vegetables

    by Veronica Vargas | Jul 06, 2017
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  • 38 Health Benefits of Yoga

    by Veronica Vargas | Jun 20, 2017
    You heard about it. Now find out what it is that people love about yoga! It can change your life!
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  • Five Ways to Make Fitness Fun for the Whole Family

    by Veronica Vargas | May 23, 2017
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly half (48%) of adults get the recommended amount of exercise. Sadly, the same trend has been reported for kids. Among high school students, less than 3 in 10 get enough physical activity. Making fitness fun and not a chore for resistant exercisers, can help you be more active.
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  • Spring ChopChop

    by Veronica Vargas | May 23, 2017
    Check out our seasonal guide featuring spring meals and snacks with kids and families.
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  • On-The-Go High-Protein Snacks

    by Jeanine Costa | Dec 01, 2016
    Whether you're fueling up before hitting the gym or taking a midday snack break to avoid the 3 p.m. lull, high-protein snacks are the tastiest way to keep on going. These snacks that pack in plenty of protein along with other nutrients are the perfect way to fill up, and give us longer-lasting energy than carb-heavy options.
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  • Healthy Tips to Survive the Holidays

    by Jeanine Costa | Nov 30, 2016
    Don’t think about weight gain this holiday season – think about celebrating with friends at family while simultaneously enjoying the sensation of living in a body that’s healthy.
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