Healthy eating and physical activity solutions for kids

Connect with Community and Family

HKC principles align with NEW Dietary Guidelines. HKC school and community events challenge kids and families to move more, and discover how to make healthy choices EASY. Try our AWESOME interactive events for health fairs and parent nights.

How to Use Ready, Set, Cook & Eat as a School FUNdraiser

Use Ready Set Cook & Eat (RSCE) as an energizing fundraiser event for kids and families. Have kids in each classroom write simple healthy snack recipes. Take pictures of the kids with their recipes, and then compile them all for a cookbook. Have the classes vote on the 3 best recipes. Those will be featured at the RSCE event, where the 3 winners will be preparing their recipe in a competition. Have a volunteer be the event emcee to get family members involved while watching their kids show off their healthy snack-building skills! Kids can sell tickets to the event, or they can have the audience vote for their favorite recipe by putting money into jars. Print off the pictures of the kids to also sell to the parents and grandparents who attend the event. It is also possible to sell the cookbooks as a fundraiser, too. Many possibilities from one fun event!

Through tips, activities and nutrition education curriculum, Healthy Kids Challenge® continuously strives to meet the challenge for healthier kids!  We recently asked schools and youth programs to send examples of how they are helping to meet the challenge!  Please join us in recognizing some of the ways those who submitted ideas for the Nutrition Education Tool Box Challenge are taking steps to help make a difference for a healthier tomorrow. - See more at: https://www.healthykidschallenge.com/healthy6-printables#sthash.uiQ9rJY3.dpuf

Get Ideas from the Nutrition Education Toolbox Challenge

Through tips, activities and nutrition education curriculum, Healthy Kids Challenge® continuously strives to meet the challenge for healthier kids!  We recently asked schools and youth programs to send examples of how they are helping to meet the challenge!  Please join us in recognizing some of the ways those who submitted ideas for the Nutrition Education Tool Box Challenge are taking steps to help make a difference for a healthier tomorrow.

 

How to Use Explore MyPlate to Promote Smart Snacks in School

Give ideas to kids and parents for tasty snacks in school and anywhere using the format of the Explore MyPlate event. For example, turn the colored sections into snack groups, and give tastes of snack ingredients. Combine fruits and vegetables into one snack group, and offer ideas such as pumpkin seeds, edamame, raisins, and freeze-dried apples. Offer snack group ideas for grains, proteins, and low-fat dairy. Hand out tip sheets containing ideas for classroom parties and school celebrations. For more ideas, order the Explore MyPlate event guide.

How to Connect with Parents

Encourage Parents with Hear, See, Do Tips

"We have enjoyed this program so much because it enabled us to focus on how we can help our parents help their children become healthier and better informed about the roles of good nutrition and exercise. The smiles on the faces of those we serve say it all."-Library Director, Sabetha, KS

 

 
 
Fruits & Veggies - Every Day the Tasty Way "Fruits & Veggies, 'Cool' Foods" - See more at: https://www.healthykidschallenge.com/healthy6-printables#sthash.L6vAgDWR.dpuf