Smoothies and Parfaits Program
Studies show that the nutrients found in dairy, fruit and vegetables are often missing in kids’ diets – but getting kids excited about consuming those nutritious foods can be a challenge. Smoothies and parfaits are trendy and appealing solutions that are both kid-friendly and dietitian-approved.
DASH Eating Plan
This heart-healthy eating plan provides guidelines for daily nutritional goals with foods that are low in saturated fats and sodium. The DASH eating plan outlined below illustrates the wide variety of whole, nutritious foods you can enjoy any day. The amounts listed are based on 2,000 calories. Daily goals for different food groups include:
- Fat free dairy or low fat milk: 2-3 cups
- Fruits: 2-2.5 cups
- Vegetables: 2-2.5 cups
- Whole grains: 6-8 ounces
- Lean meat, fish, poultry: 6 ounces or less
- Nuts, seeds and legumes: 4-5 times weekly
- Oils: use sparingly
Is Yogurt Good for You?
Here’s a closer look at how the essential nutrients found in one serving of low-fat vanilla yogurt benefit the body
Food Models - Fruit Group
Find a leader’s guide and individual cut-out food models for food in each food group to use as a tool in nutrition guidance.
Bulk Milk Machines in K-12 Schools
As more schools are focused on sustainability and zero waste, bulk milk dispensers are an innovative way to deliver cold milk and decrease waste. Check out some of the benefits and considerations to see if a bulk milk dispenser is right for your school.