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Get Your Plate in Shape with Fruits and Veggies

Get Your Plate in Shape with Fruits and Veggies


Our fan, Karalee, wins recognition this second week of the Challenge for shaping up her snack with fruit - strawberries, strawberries, strawberries! Remember that small changes are the most sustainable. Simply adding a serving of fruit to a snack is an easy way to shape up your plate.

Congrats, Karalee, you now get a chance to win HKC Explore MyPlate wristbands and a fun, healthy-themed T-shirt!

And speaking of recognition, we are so excited to share with you that our very own, Vickie James, RD, LD, has just been inducted into the MDPA Hall of Fame!  The Marketing Disease Prevention + Awareness (MDPA) Hall of Fame is designed to honor those who have made substantial strides in helping to improve health through better efforts in marketing, communication, and improving awareness of important health issues. The focus of those inducted in this year’s class will be based on their contributions to fighting the epidemic of childhood obesity.

A hallmark of the Healthy Kids Challenge® is making healthy easier through our "Healthy6 messages". When kids like Karalee find it easy to eat juicy, fresh strawberries for a snack every day, it is real world proof that “Fruits and Veggies Every Day the Tasty Way” is not only achievable, but sustainable. Find more simple, every day ways to add fruits and veggies to your day on our Healthy6 web pages.

Remember to show us how YOU shape up kids’ plates during this National Nutrition Month by sending your photos to!