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Tools for Home

Our relationship with food starts at home - and healthy food can be fun! We’ve gathered a few educational resources to start your family’s food journey, like easy delicious home recipes and a meal wheel for kids.

Tools for Home

Our relationship with food starts at home - and healthy food can be fun! We’ve gathered a few educational resources to start your family’s food journey, like easy delicious home recipes and a meal wheel for kids.

Healthy Recipes for Kids

One of the best ways to ensure that your kids are eating well at school is by teaching and reinforcing healthy eating habits at home. In the Home Recipes section of our site, we have nearly 100 healthy, kid-approved recipes from Chef Ann’s book “Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children”.

These delicious breakfast, lunch, and snack recipes include a wide variety of vegetables, grains, proteins, and fruits. Trying out new recipes at home is a great way to get kids excited about trying new menu items at school.

Feeding Growing Kids

It’s important for parents to be aware of good nutrition habits as their children grow. Check out these resources for healthy eating and remember to talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about your child’s health.

  • Nutrition for Kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet: This resource from Mayo Clinic details dietary basics for kids and youth.
  • Eating Healthy: The Center For Science in the Public Interest pulls together independent, science-based advice about what to eat and what to avoid when it comes to a healthy diet.
  • My Plate: Based off of the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, this site includes resources to help you and your family eat a healthy, varied diet. Browse by audience to find tools focused on children, teenagers, adults and families.
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Updated every five years by the Health and Human Services and the USDA, this guide uses the most recent research to help Americans make healthy lifestyle choices.

Visualizing Food Choice Downloads

Chef Ann’s Healthy Kids Meal Wheel is an excellent tool to hang on your fridge. This colorful visual guide reminds kids how to balance their food choices each day according to the following categories: Vegetables, Whole Grains, Fruits, Lean Protein, Calcium, Healthy Fats, Red Meats, and Added Sugars & Fats

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Your generosity is the ingredient to our success. Support like yours has enabled us to impact the food served to over 3.2 million children in the U.S. in over 11,000 schools.

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