The content of this resource area provides parents, school and cafeteria staff, community members and educators research- and evidence-based approaches for helping children to develop a lifetime of healthy eating habits. Healthy foods are defined by the most current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, with an emphasis on those that Americans are encouraged to consume more of: fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy foods. Articles and tools in this resource area focus on the successes and challenges of creating healthy eating environments, providing nutrition learning opportunities, and implementing food policies and practices that promote healthier foods while also preserving children’s individual choice.
This content series examines the importance of school breakfast and highlights some successful breakfast programs and initiatives that nourish students and help build healthy habits... Read More
Development of this content area is led by:
Elizabeth Shephard, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Joi Vogin, University of Maryland Extension