Encourage Kids to Eat Healthy Foods: Content Group Profile

Healthy Food Choices in Schools February 05, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF

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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.              

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Development of this content area is led by:

Joi Vogin, University of Maryland Extension

Lori Johnson, Dairy Council of Florida


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.