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Learn Ways to Help Children Eat Healthy

Child care providers and parents play a key role in helping childrren make healthy food choices. Children who are offered fruits, vegetables and other healthy food choice at a early age continue to enjoy these foods when they become adults.

Training Recomendation

The Child Care Aware® of North Dakota Recipes and Cooking Section offers recipes and cooking activites for your child care program. Also, visit the Child Care Aware® of North Dakota Training Center to search and register for training and events related to active play and healthy eating.

Healthy Eating Resources

Check out the following resources to learn more about childhood nutrition, find tools and activities to help children make healthy food choices and browse collections of healthy, kid-friendly recipes.

  • Learn ways to prioritize food choices and create a healthy plate of fruits,. vegetables and important food groups for a well-balanced meal including whole grains, lean proteins, and low fat dairy.

  • Cooking together offers loads of learning opportunities for children. Discover ways to make good-for-you foods and build children's self-confidence along the way as you explore the joy of cooking and healthy eating.

  • A kid-friendly site created by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention that offers interactive, educational and fun activites that encourage physical activity and healthy eatting.

  • Satter is an internationally recognized authority on eating and feeding. She offers empowering ways for adults be more positive, organized and nurturing in caring for themselves and their children. Here clinically sound methods emphasizes competency rather than deficiency: providing rather than depriving: and trust rather than control.