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Tips for Healthy Families

  • Explore nutrition recommendations and personalize your plate at
  • Practice identifying foods from different groups by playing "Finders Keepers".
  • Eat meals together as a family and have each person share an experience from their day.
  • Talk about how food gets from the farmer to your plate. Start by playing "Load the Lunchbox" or "Farmers Market Challenge".
  • Cook together! Check out the fun recipes below to get started.
  • Build a family cookbook together. Ask each member of the family to identify favorite healthy meals and snacks. Print and place in a binder where all members of the family can engage in meal planning. Younger family members can color pictures of meals to add to the cookbook.
  • Start a family game night tradition. Pick a My American Farm game and play as a family on your computer or tablet.

Fun Recipes