5 Kids Activities for Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Month

September 1, 2011

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September is Fruits and Veggies-More Matters Month! Find out how to help kids celebrate with these fun challenges and activities:
  1. Take the Eat Your Colors Challenge -this is from a My Healthy Challenge monthly publication, which includes 5 challenges to eat your colors. Challenge yourself and challenge the kids. For more info, click here: http://www.healthykidschallenge.com/newsletter-signup
  2. Join America’s More Matters Pledge to Fight Childhood Obesity – From the Produce for Better Health Foundation, pledge to improve your own fruit and veggie intake, your family’s, or your school’s. Got to http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/?page_id=12135
  3. Take the MyPlate Makeover Challenge – Consumers can upload a snapshot of their meal plate, showing how they made half of it fruits & veggies, to the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Facebook page. Receive a coupon and be entered in a drawing for a free weekly $100 grocery gift card!
  4. Use the Eat a Tasty Rainbow activity pages – for kids 5 and under, and kids 6 and over. These are from the Colorful Plates section of the Healthy Balance Toolkit  http://www.cigna.com/health_money/healthyKids/families.html
  5. Try the CDC’s recommended “30 Ways in 30 Days to Stretch Your Fruit & Vegetable Budget”.  Involve kids in trying all the ways they can eat healthier AND stay within a budget. http://www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov/publications/index.html

Throughout September I’ll be posting anything and everything to do with kids and fruits & veggies – favorite online resources, blogs, recipes, and more. Send me your favorites and I’ll include them too!


4 Responses to “5 Kids Activities for Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Month”

  1. I’ve just discovered this blog, in time to catch at least the tail-end of your September fruits & veggies celebration! Thanks for sharing all these great resources. I’m especially appreciating the link that takes people’s food budget into account, since food has become so expensive in many areas.

    • Melinda – Thanks! So glad to hear that these are useful for others. I am very aware of the need to balance food and finances. It’s not always easy to find affordable healthy foods but it can be done with some planning ahead and a strategy in mind.

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