USDA introduces the Start Simple with MyPlate campaign—the latest nutrition initiative from MyPlate.gov. The Start Simple with MyPlate campaign will provide ideas and inspirations Americans can easily incorporate into their busy lives to help them improve their health and well-being over time. Starting simple can lead to realistic and positive lifestyle changes to achieve a longer and healthier life.
This webinar will provide you with an overview of FY 17 Farm to School Grant requirements and next steps including, key farm to school contacts, available resources to support your farm to school work, financial systems and reporting requirements.
In this webinar, the sixth in this series, USDA's Farm to School Team discusses how schools can purchase local products through distributors. A food service director from Tennessee and a farm to school coordinator from Georgia share how they've been able to work with distributors to buy local foods.
The Two Bite Club and Discover MyPlate: Emergent Reader Mini Books are now available as eBooks! These free eBooks teach young children about the MyPlate food groups and include interactive features to test comprehension and make learning fun. Each eBook includes audio narration that highlights the text as it’s read aloud, drawing and coloring palettes, colorful characters, and interactive games and mazes.
The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 solidified the partnership of schools and summer meals by ensuring that schools work with summer meal sponsors to inform families of the availability of free summer meals for the children they serve during the school year.
This educational storybook, available in English and in Spanish, was developed to introduce MyPlate to young children.