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is a simple reminder to make healthful choices for meals and snacks. Tips, recipes, and more! RTs & follows ≠ endorsement.
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FREE coloring sheets perfect for home, school, or after-school activities:
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Curb your hunger between meals with healthy snacks. More snacks hacks here:
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You can do it! Even small changes like adding more fruits & veggies to meals or being more active can add up to big wins over time.
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Quick kid’s activity: name 3 foods from each of the 5 food groups. Have older kids print or cut out food pics to create a MyPlate collage. More activities:
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Freshen up the fridge! Begin using the FoodKeeper app to keep track of expiration dates! More info here:
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I love you like fruits love veggies!
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Love your heart! Choose fiber-rich foods -> fruits, veggies, whole grains. ❤️
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USDA Food Safety Feb 14
Preparing a lovely meal for your significant other today? Don’t forget, color is NOT an indication of doneness. You should always use a food thermometer for safety! Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️❤️❤️
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Decode the menu! When eating out, look for items that are baked, broiled, grilled, poached, steamed, boiled, or roasted. More tips for eating out:
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Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create fun shapes out of whole wheat bread. Top with berries or nut butter for added flavor!
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USDA Team Nutrition Feb 13
This Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet is filled with how-to information for nutrition activities at school:
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Get the family moving indoors. Play hide-and-seek, freeze dance, hallway soccer, or balloon volleyball. Active family tips:
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Grains on the go! Popcorn, whole-grain rice cakes and crackers are convenient snacks. Find more tips:
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10 Tips: Add More Vegetables to Your Day. (Also available in Spanish!)
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Vary your protein routine with beans. Try bean burritos, bean salad, bean burgers, or bean soup with this recipe:
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Small changes can help takeout favorites fit into a healthy lifestyle. Look for veggies & steamed options. More tips:
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USDA Food Safety Feb 8
It’s ! Do you know how to safely preserve your homemade canned goods to avoid botulism? Whether a newbie canner or experienced, brush up on food safety with these canning tips!
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Check out this twist on spaghetti night! Bonus - the recipe includes 4 out of 5 food groups.
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Grocery shopping is an opportunity to teach kids about food & nutrition. Discuss where foods come from.
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USDA Food Safety Feb 6
Winter weather headed your way? We’re debunking a few common winter myths. One key mistake to avoid if the power goes out is to try to use the winter weather as an outdoor refrigerator or freezer. Why? Read more here:
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