Often vegetables take the "sidelines" while meat based dishes rule the court. The proposed 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasize higher consumption of plant-based foods, and lower consumption of animal-based foods. This shift calls for some creative menu planning and we've got some great ideas to get you started!
Featuring healthy nutrient rich vegetable dishes in the school lunchroom is great option for normalizing vegetables and getting kids excited about eating them! Linked below is a series of articles that feature different, creative ways of putting vegetables in play:
Getting children engaged in a visit to a local Farmers Market
A testimonial of one school's plant based diet event
Ways for parents to incorporate vegetables and fruits in family meals on the go.
Ways to cook yummy plant based meals with kids
How one school engaged students in marketing healthy meal options.
A testimonial of one school's efforts to promote vegetables by pairing them with a favorite food: hot dogs.
Strategies for making fruits, vegetables, and other target healthy foods, convenient, normal and attractive.