March is Nutrition Month!
Posted with permission from Healthy Kids Challenge. Read more on the Healthy Kids Challenge Blog.
Explore MyPlate Teaching Cards offer quick and fun nutrition and activity messages for the following audiences and more:
Health Fair or Parent Night (worksites, community events or schools) – Set up display tables of the 5 MyPlate food groups and active play. Provide participants teaching cards and point out the healthy messages as you lead them through the table displays. (See our Explore MyPlate event guide for details.)
Classroom or Afterschool Kids Activities – Choose a theme each week during the month (Grains, Fruits & Veggies, Dairy, Protein and Active Play). Use the cards for bulletin board ideas, weekly kids challenges and quick healthy messages during breaks. Also a great asset for use with our Balance My Day ™nutrition curriculum!
Health Departments and Clinics – Place teaching cards in waiting and exam rooms and use for nutrition education opportunities.
Be creative with your Healthy Kids Challenge resources and the following National Nutrition Month Event Ideas:
- For Schools and Worksites
- For Grocery Store/Supermarket
- Activity Handouts – Adults and Kids
- Nutrition Month Tip Sheets
- Interactive Games
To learn more about National Nutrition Month, here is a link to the press release: This National Nutrition Month, the Academy Encourages Everyone to Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle