Resource | FAQs/Q&As
2008 Farm Bill Q & A’s
Resource | Nutrition Education
Maximizing the Message: Helping Moms and Kids Make Healthier Food Choices

Maximizing the Message presents a set of 16 audience-tested nutrition education messages, supporting content (such as tips and recipes), and implementation guidance describing how to use the messages in federal nutrition assistance programs.

Resource | Instructions
Figure C: FNS Core Nutrition Messages

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.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Mothers of Elementary School-Age Children

The following content supports messages on availability and accessibility of fruits and vegetables and offers mothers additional tips, strategies, and encouragement to facilitate behavior change.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Messages for Preschool Moms

There are 7 core messages for mothers of preschoolers. These messages address: role modeling eating fruits and vegetables, cooking and eating together, letting kids serve them-selves, and offering new foods.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Messages for Mothers of Elementary School- Aged Children

There are four core messages for mothers of elementary school-aged children. These messages address: accessibility/availability of fruits and vegetables and increasing consumption of fat-free and low-fat milk and milk products.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Messages for 8-10 Year-Old Children

There are five core messages for 8-10 year old children. These messages address: food preferences, beliefs and asking behaviors.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Mothers of Preschoolers on Cooking and Eating Together

Content  supports messages on role modeling and offers mothers additional tips, strategies, and encouragement to facilitate behavior change.