March is Healthy Foods Month!

Healthy Food Means Healthy Families!  Food is fuel for your body and your brain!

Children 2 to 5 years old should eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies every day. Limit processed foods and sugars they can lead to obesity and other health issues.  Help your child pick out fruits and veggies they will be more interested and willing to eat something they have chosen.

Kids who start their day with a healthy breakfast do better in school and have fewer behavior problems.  Whole grain cereal, oatmeal or toast provides energy and eggs are a good protein source and aid in memory!

A well-balanced lunch keeps children energetic and their blood sugar stable.  Lunches can be simple, turkey rolled up in tortillas, cheese slices and some carrots or apple slices are all good choices.

Half of a child’s plate should be green/colorful veggies, a quarter whole grains and a quarter healthy proteins.  Do not use a standard dinner plate!  Use a smaller plate depending on the age of the child.

Kids in the Kitchen-Nutrition tips from the Center for Disease Control
10 Tips for Picky Eaters from the Mayo Clinic

Choose My Plate! 
Food Bank of Solano and Contra Costa
National Nutrition Month