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What is Kids Eat Right Month?

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Kids can have fun being active and eating right, and parents and caregivers can set a great example for the whole family by creating a healthy environment at home, setting up kids for a lifetime of healthful eating.

Learn more about how your family can shop smart, cook healthful foods and eat right this Kids Eat Right Month™.

  • Move every day! Kids need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day.
  • Enjoy family meals together, an important step to improving family health and bonding.
  • Get active as a family. Take a walk together after dinner, and plan fun activities every week such as a family bike ride.
  • Get children involved in planning and cooking healthful meals together. When kids are involved in planning and preparing healthful meals (with age-appropriate tasks), they are more likely to try new foods, and also will have a greater understanding of nutritious, healthful foods that will benefit them for a lifetime. Try out nutritious recipes from Kids Eat Right.
  • To build an eating plan tailored to your family's unique needs and lifestyle, consult a registered dietitian nutritionist in your area by visiting the Academy's Find a Nutrition Expert.
  • Follow Kids Eat Right on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest.
  • Blog about Kids Eat Right Month and post the Kids Eat Right Month badge to (Large|Small) your blog.