The newly updated MyPlate website can help you put the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020–2025 into practice. To get started, go to MyPlate, www.myplate. gov. Find out if you are making every bite count by taking the MyPlate Quiz. You will receive the following free, personalized resources:
Start Simple with MyPlate app will help you build healthier eating habits by setting goals. You can also sync your quiz results with the app.
MyPlate Plan provides a personalized plan for what and how much to eat from each food group. Join challenges, track your progress, and earn badges to celebrate successes.
MyPlate Kitchen puts your MyPlate plan into action using healthy, budget-friendly recipes.
Make Every Bite Count and Start Simple with MyPlate at MyPlate, www.myplate.gov.
Crumbs and spills aside, cooking with children is a great way to spend quality time and teach important skills like measuring, counting, and following directions. Here are ideas for cooking with children:
Teach them to wash their hands. Provide a step stool or chair that children can stand on to reach the counter where you are working.
Choose tasks that are appropriate for their age. Explain clearly, in simple instructions, what you would like them to do and show them. For tips on what children can do, watch How to Include Children in the Kitchen.
Children can help plan menus and suggest foods they like. They can check the pantry or refrigerator for foods on hand.
Children can help at the grocery store by looking for certain foods, shapes, and colors. Children can help put groceries away when you get home.
There are benefits when you involve children with meals and snacks!
Children are more likely to eat foods they have helped plan and prepare.
Children develop fine motor skills, self-confidence, and independence.
Working with your children in the kitchen provides quality time together. You can teach them why nutritious foods are important.
Food preparation is a great way to help them use their senses—look, touch, taste, smell, and listen.
You can choose healthy foods and stick to your budget—Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website is here to help!
Spend Smart. Eat Smart. has helped shoppers save money and make healthy choices for more than seven years. We are proud to announce a brand new design for the website that is more modern, simpler to navigate, and functional on all your devices.
Whether your goal is to eat healthier, plan your family’s meals, or save money at the grocery store, you can find tools to make it easier on Spend Smart. Eat Smart. The website is home to the following:
More than 150 recipes that are delicious, inexpensive, and easy to prepare