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.
20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables
Eating Right for a Healthy Weight
Eating Right Tips for Older Adults
Printable Nutrition Crossword Puzzle - Breakfast