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Summer Meals: Fueling Children and Teens to Reach Their Highest Potential

Nutrition | June 27, 2016

By: Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary, Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, USDA

At USDA we’ve long recognized summer as a vulnerable time for kids and have been focused on closing the food security gap that occurs during the months when school is out of session. Since 2009, more than 1.2 billion meals have been served through the Summer Meal Programs, fueling kids and teens throughout the summer and helping to ensure they are healthy and ready to learn when the school year begins.

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MyPlate Turns Five! Celebrating New Resources in 2016

MyPlate, Nutrition | June 22, 2016

By: Corey Holland, RD, Nutritionist Consultant, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Since MyPlate’s debut in 2011, the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) has expanded and improved upon outreach efforts, continuously offering new resources and tools. This year is no exception, with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPlate, MyWins campaign released simultaneously in January 2016. Let’s explore what else is in store!

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Go from #0to60 for Men’s Health Month!

Nutrition, Physical Activity | June 17, 2016

By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

June is the start of summer, the celebration of Father’s Day, and when our nation honors Men’s Health Month! Men’s Health Month aims to bring awareness to health conditions that men are most at risk for and also encourage early detection and prevention of these conditions.

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#CookWithTheCouncil - Dan Barber’s Grilled Apricots!

Nutrition | May 11, 2016

By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Interested in trying a fruit this spring other than usual go to fruits like watermelon or strawberries? Try this delicious recipe for grilled apricots! Council member and chef Dan Barber shared this fun recipe which calls for fresh apricots that are a perfect complement to a spring or summer day.

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#CookWithTheCouncil - LTG (ret.) Hertling’s Fresh Lemon Basil & Tomato Bruschetta

Nutrition | May 4, 2016

By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Bruschetta is a light spring/summer favorite that combines fresh ingredients to create a light and flavorful taste. It’s a delicious dish that is often served as an appetizer and would be a great addition to your next cookout, dinner party, or even regular week night menu.

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