nutrition

is the foundation for healthy development of both body and mind. Making sure that your child eats a balanced diet that includes fresh vegetables, fruits and proteins will help him or her grow to his or her best potential. Good nutrition and healthy weight has a positive effect on your child’s ability to learn, be active, and stay healthier.

The Food Connection: Giving and Getting

The Food Connection: Giving and Getting

The Food Connection: Giving and Getting The holidays are all about friends, family and community. Even during a pandemic, they offer opportunities to teach children about giving and sharing. While challenges with food security are real and on the rise, connecting with...

​Family Food Resources: Enough for All

​Family Food Resources: Enough for All

​Family Food Resources: Enough for All Los Angeles County is working to ensure that everyone in the county has plenty to eat — and stay safe — during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are sources of food for family members, young and old, at this time: Everytable is...

More Healthy Food, Less $$

More Healthy Food, Less $$

More Healthy Food, Less $$It’s 2020! Excessive eating and spending of the holiday season are soooo 2019. There’s no better time than now to celebrate the shiny new year and decade with ways for the whole family to eat healthier for less! Here are ways to help you and...

Portion Control

Portion ControlThe USDA’s MyPlate takes the guesswork out of proportioning a healthy diet. The colorful illustration reveals the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet in plate-sized portions.Here’s how you can create a healthy plate...

Keep Your Child Eating Healthy

Keep Your Child Eating HealthyGood nutrition plays an important role in your child's early growth and health, and a lack of key vitamins and nutrients can lead to major health issues. The healthy diet also helps prevent obesity and weight related diseases, such as...

Fighting the Fat Genes with a Few Healthy Choices

Fighting the Fat Genes with a Few Healthy ChoicesWhen I was a kid, I was stick thin. I never thought twice about my weight, ate whatever I wanted and didn’t have the good sense to be grateful for my body or my awesome metabolism. I saw my parents struggle with their...

Eat Healthy, Grow Strong: Fresh from the Farm

Eat Healthy, Grow Strong: Fresh from the FarmWe have a lot of healthy eating “rules” in our house that, not surprisingly, the kids don’t follow. For example, we tell them they have to take just one bite of a new food before they 1.) say they don’t like it and 2.) ask...

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