Healthy eating and physical activity solutions for kids

The Healthy Kids Challenge Healthy6 Way to Teach MyPlate to Kids Series

Follow along over the next 6 weeks as I highlight lessons and ideas for using each Healthy6 message to teach MyPlate to kids. Our HKC Healthy6 messages make it fun for kids to learn the MyPlate way. You can continue to count on these six messages to teach kids healthy habits in an easy, simple, and affordable everyday way!

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Healthy6 messages = MyPlate messages

Week 1. Smart Servings = Avoid oversized portions. Enjoy your food, but eat less.

Week 2. Fruits & Veggies Every Day the Tasty Way = Make half your plate fruits and veggies.

Week 3. Breakfast GO Power = Make at least half your grains whole grains.

Week 4. Drink Think = Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

Week 5. Snack Attack = Compare sodium in foods and choose the foods with lower numbers.

Week 6. Active Play, Balance My Day = Be physically active your way.