Hot Food Trends for Your Family’s Health

October 27, 2009

All 5 Healthy Kids Challenge Registered Dietitians (R.D.) just returned from the American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). Imagine over 140 class sessions, cooking demos, and up-to-the-minute research findings, plus nearly 600 food and nutrition companies in the exhibit hall. I’m excited to share the latest food trends with you!

USDA’s new nutrition messages parallel our own mission with a goal of motivating YOU to make more healthful food choices. Here are the top 3 food trends and examples of
USDA’s new messages:

Eat more fruits and veggies!
“Let your kids be “produce pickers.” Help them pick fruits and veggies at the store.”

Choose fat-free or low-fat dairy products!
“They’re still growing. Help your kids grow strong. Serve fat-free or low-fat milk at meals.”

Be a healthy role model!
“They learn from watching you. Eat fruits and veggies and your kids will too.”

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4 Responses to “Hot Food Trends for Your Family’s Health”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Seems that sometimes we think making healthy choices is too tough so we do nothing. Wow, this is a simple, one, two three you've outlined – eat fruits and veggies, choose low fat dairy, and role model! Can do! thanks!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Like many parents, it's hard to get my kids to eat a wide variety of fruits and veggies. Your suggestion about letting kids pick fruits and veggies at the store, lead me to think of a new family goal of having the kids pick a different fruit or veggie each week to try during the next month. If it goes over well, we'll keep doing it! If not, we'll try something else!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    My main problem is not planning ahead. If I have a variety of fruits and veggies attractively available my kids will bite. On the other hand, if I don't provide anything, they are in the chips and cookies at the Convienence Store.

  4. Diana Says:

    Fall season vegetables make great Halloween fun! Have them help choose the menu. Dare them to name the dish as they try cooked spaghetti squash covered with tomato based sauce and olive garnish!


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