Healthy eating and physical activity solutions for kids

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Find simple solutions with our Move and Learn and Taste and Learn activities. Balance My Day™ nutrition lessons for kids connect cafeteria, nutrition education, physical activity, and home for healthy kids.

  Explore MyPlate with School Nutrition


Healthy Kids Challenge Resources Address Each School's Unique Needs

An excellent resource for increasing communication, understanding and collaboration among school meal staff, students, and parents. We’re in this together for our kids' future!

Schools have had success building support for school meals using the following from the Explore MyPlate with School Nutrition Guidebook

  • taste tests
  • theme days or weeks
  • students voting for favorites
  • student advisory councils
  • catchy menu item names
  • spruced up cafeterias for inviting meal-time environments.

Creative Cafeterias Use Healthy Kids Challenge® Resources to Meet the HealthierUS School Challenge

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary initiative to recognize schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have made changes to improve the quality of foods served, provide students with nutrition education, and provide students with physical education and opportunities for physical activity.

First Lady Michelle Obama incorporated the HealthierUS School Challenge into her Let’s Move! Active Schools (now known as Active Schools) campaign to raise a healthier generation of kids.


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