Healthy Food

Why is Healthy Food Important?

The food children eat has a large impact on their overall health and wellbeing. Healthy foods provide them with the energy, vitamins, and minerals for their growing bodies. Parents should plan the day’s meals and snacks by choosing the most nutrient-rich options from each food group.

Use the tools below to access educational resources such as flyers, posters, age-appropriate activity ideas, read articles by parents and health professionals and review evidence-based research.

Videos (for presentations or sharing online)

Make Snacks Count PSA

A message from Good4Growth to encourage families and professionals to make healthy snack choices. Use in a presentation or share on social media!

Good4Growth Video

A video outlining the background and goals of Good4Growth. Share this story through your personal networks to help grow our mission.

Parent/Caregiver Resources

 Flyer

During your presentation, pass out this flyer to drive awareness on how families and professionals can help make snacks count for kids.

Posters

Here are some fun posters for your school, daycare center, office, or home to promote healthy food.

Healthy and Fun Recipes for Kids at Every Age

A list of easy-to-make recipes for children at every age. Pass these out at your next presentation or use them with your own family!

Quick Tips for Healthy Snacking at All Ages

Looking for a quick and easy snack to make? Check out our list of easy-to-make recipes for children at every age. Pass these out at your next presentation or use them with your own family!

Pitfalls of Snacking

Looking for a quick and easy snack to make? Check out our list of easy-to-make recipes for children at every age. Pass these out at your next presentation or use them with your own family!

Good4Growth on PediaCast – Parent Podcast

Looking for a quick and easy snack to make? Check out our list of easy-to-make recipes for children at every age. Pass these out at your next presentation or use them with your own family!

Articles By Parents and Professionals

How to Really Make Snacks Count

By Michelle Moskowitz Brown, the Executive Director of Local Matters in Columbus, Ohio.

Meal Tips for the On-The-Go-Athlete

By Jessica Buschmann, MS, RD, LS, a registered for sports medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

3 Ways to Create Healthy Eating Habits with Snacks

By Dina Rose, PhD, the author of It’s Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating.

Refuel with Smart Snacks

By Nancy Zwick, M.ED, RD, LD written on behalf of the American Dairy Association MidEast.

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Good4Growth is a partnership that gives parents, caregivers, or anyone that touches the life of a child – practical tools and tips for creating a happy, healthy environment for kids.