There are 16 core nutrition messages addressing 5 concepts: 7 for mothers of preschoolers, 4 for mothers of elementary school-age children, and 5 for 8- to 10-year-old children. These messages may be used alone or with others. Consumer-tested supporting content (e.g., bulleted tips, stories, or recipes) is provided for certain messages in the Appendices.
Figure C: FNS Core Nutrition Messages
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