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Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 12:04pm Age: 1 year
Category: Intermediate


Natural foods come in all colors. The more color our dinner plate holds, the more likely we are to be eating a healthy and balanced diet.

Fourth and fifth graders in Ms. Uhelsky’s health classes are on a healthy-eating journey, with tips from MyPlate, an online resource helping people find and build a sustainable healthy eating style. 

The students’ first step was to associate the colors of the rainbow with all the fruits and vegetables they could think of. By expanding their awareness of natural foods, children begin to think in terms of food varieties and are more likely to develop a healthy eating style of their own.

There many ways of eating healthy, and we all can make healthier choices within our food preferences, culture, traditions, and budget.

Everything we eat and drink matters. MyPlate recommends choosing fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein-rich foods to get the most nutrition and meet your personal calorie needs.

It takes only a few steps to start your own healthy-eating journey:    

  • Focus on nutrition and variety instead of quantity.
  • Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
  • Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
  • Support healthy eating for everyone in your household.

Additional resources for parents are available on MVIS's Wellness page.