My Plate Fruit and Veggies Video Challenge!

I came across this awesome video challenge on the USDA's MyPlate website and wanted to get the entire Child Care Info community participating!

Here is the challenge: Create short videos (about 30 seconds) demonstrating how you are adding fruits and veggies to your diet without breaking the bank.  Get really creative...the judges are looking for videos that are inspiring, educational, fun, easy, and cost-effective ways that will motivate others to add more fruits and veggies to their diet too.  

There are three categories to choose from:

  • Tips for kids
  • Tips for eating at home
  • Tips for eating away from home

The goal of this challenge is to bring more awareness to USDA's MyPlate and their mission to help Americans understand the importance of making half their plate abundant in healthy fruits and vegetables.


  • Submit your videos: September 26, 2011 - November 15, 2011
  • Judging: November 21, 2011 - December 12, 2011
  • Public Voting: September 26, 2011 - November 15, 2011
  • Winners Announced: December 15, 2011


  • FIRST PLACE: $1,500
  • SECOND PLACE: $1,000

So get your team together and start brainstorming creative ideas!

For detailed information, including rules and regulations, please visit Fruits and Veggie Challenge. You will need to create an account here before you begin.

Good luck to the Child Care Info Community!!!!!!  Submit it to us too and we can put your videos on!  Email the video to  Let's show everyone what the Child Care Info community has to offer!





Jill Latham, MS Nutrition, Food Science and Dietetics

Throughout Jill’s life, nutrition, health, and exercise have always been the cornerstones of who she is. After a stint in the entertainment business following college graduation, Jill decided to go back to school to pursue a graduate degree in Nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian. Jill has a Master's of Science in Nutrition, Food Science and Dietetics and is a soon to be Registered Dietitian. Jill truly enjoys encouraging and teaching people how to eat nutritiously and live healthy! During her four years in school, Jill realized how much she liked educating children on the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, which lead her to develop a strong interest in fighting childhood obesity. Honored to be part of as the Nutrition contributor, she looks forward to sharing her knowledge on how to make healthy living a part of everyone’s lives, especially our children. Jill currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with her boyfriend and dog, Madison. She also loves to juice fruits and vegetables on a daily basis and exercise regularly! Please visit Jill’s nutrition, health, exercise, & wellness blog Nutrition Concierge. Jill is Founder and CEO of Vibrant Earth Juices