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5 Kids Activities for Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Month

5 Kids Activities for Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Month

September is Fruits and Veggies-More Matters Month! Find out how to help kids celebrate with these fun challenges and activities:

  1. Take the Eat Your Colors Challenge -this is from a My Healthy Challenge monthly publication, which includes 5 challenges to eat your colors. Challenge yourself and challenge the kids. For more info, click here: http://www.healthykidschallenge.com/newsletter-signup
  2. Join America’s More Matters Pledge to Fight Childhood Obesity - From the Produce for Better Health Foundation, pledge to improve your own fruit and veggie intake, your family’s, or your school’s. Got to 
  3. MyPlate Makeover Challenge - Consumers can upload a snapshot of their meal plate, showing how they made half of it fruits & veggies, to the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Facebook page. Receive a coupon and be entered in a drawing for a free weekly $100 grocery gift card!
  4. Eat a Tasty Rainbow activity pages for kids 5 and under, and kids 6 and over. These are from the Colorful Plates section of the Healthy Balance Toolkit
  5. Try the CDC’s recommended “Nutrition for Everyone-Fruits and Vegetables”.  Involve kids in trying all the ways they can eat healthier AND stay within a budget.
Throughout September I’ll be posting anything and everything to do with kids and fruits & veggies - favorite online resources, blogs, recipes, and more. Send me your favorites and I'll include them too!