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10 Ways to Improve Your Family's Eating Habits
Try one of these tried-and-true strategies as a starting point to improve your family's eating habits.

 

A Serving of Fun! 

This brochure relates a fresh new way to look at food serving portion sizes in everyday language that kids and their parents can easily understand and use right away. 
 

A Serving of Fun! (Spanish Version)
This brochure relates a fresh new way to look at food serving portion sizes in everyday language that kids and their parents can easily understand and use right away. 

Caterpillar's Healthy Feast Recipe Card
Healthy recipes intended for preschool children ages 2 – 5 years old to increase a variety of fruits and vegetables in a fun and colorful way.
 

Fast Fuel and Fun for Kids on the Run!
Texas families are always on the go! Try these ideas for great tasting healthy snacks and quick meal tips to help fuel your fun. 

Fast Fuel and Fun for Kids on the Run! (Spanish Version)
Texas families are always on the go! Try these ideas for great tasting healthy snacks and quick meal tips to help fuel your fun. 

Funny Face Recipe Card
Healthy recipes intended for preschool children ages 2 – 5 years old to increase a variety of fruits and vegetables in a fun and colorful way.
 

Nutrition Score Card (Two-sided, English and Spanish)
Helps kids keep track of the fruits and vegetables they eat each day while they learn what it takes to earn a good grade in eating healthy and exercising regularly.

 

Outside the Cake Box?
Get ready to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions the healthy way, with these fun, delicious and kid-friendly recipes from noted children's culinary expert, Barbara Beery.

Recipe for a Bright Future (Two sided, English and Spanish)
Information about the benefits of a well balanced diet for growing Texas kids.

School Meals Get a Fresh Look (Color) (Black and White)
Flier for parents offers helpful information about the new nutrition standards that went into effect on July 1, 2012.
 

Suggestions for Nutritious Snacks (Two-sided, English and Spanish)
Suggestions on preparing nutritious snacks for children.


Taking the Mystery Out of the Food Label (Two-sided, English and Spanish)
Provides families with tips for understanding the nutrition facts label and encourages parents to teach their children to read labels, preparing them for a lifetime of healthy eating.


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Grow Smart. Grow Strong. Poster
Display this colorful poster at school to encourage students to "Eat right in the Cafeteria."

My Tray, My Plate, My Health Activity
Download a lunch tray and food stickers to print for this great activity, as seen at the Food & Nutrition booth at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

 

Find a Farmer
Resources to help find local farmers that may be interested in partnering with schools.

Menu Calendar Templates
For use in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

School Lunch: The Healthy Way for the Middle of the Day (Two-sided, English and Spanish)

Did you know school lunches are designed to be healthy? Challenge your child to try new healthy foods at school with this fun and informative activity sheet!

 

Non-Food Ways to Raise Funds and Reward a Job Well Done 


Nutritious + Quick + Easy = School Meals That Pass the Test (Two-sided, English and Spanish)
Highlights the benefits and recent improvements in school meals in Texas.

 

School Meal Fact Sheets: Good Food + Exercise = Good Grades (Two sided, English and Spanish) 
Discover the benefits of healthful foods and regular exercise to improve school performance, attendance and test scores. A quick reference guide to the school meals program.


Child and Adult Care  Minimize 
Recipe Cards

When children actively help prepare snacks they are more likely to taste them, so try these tasty, fun, and nutritious snack recipes for preschool children. •

 

Stay Healthy with Milk (English & Spanish)
Why skim and 1% milk are smart choices for children

Snacks that Count: Recipes
Fun, instructive recipes that satisfy meal components requirements for CACFP. For children under 5.

Peak Harvest Months for Texas Produce
What Texas-grown produce can you expect when? This colorful brochure is a guide to grocers and farmers markets.


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