Healthy Plates for young Children - How to Serve Them?

Access the Manual/Individual Tip Sheets Here!

Tip Sheet Topics Include But Are Not Limited To:

  • Build a Healthy Plate With:
    • Fruits
    • Vegetables
    • Dry Beans and Peas
    • Meat and Meat Alternatives
    • Whole Grains
    • Milk
    • Using Less Salt and Sodium
    • Using Fewer Added Sugars
    • Understanding Fats and Oils
  • Screen time
  • Active play
  • Policy and Practices

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