By: Corey Holland, RD, Nutritionist Consultant, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and Maya E. Maroto, EdD, MPH, RD, Nutritionist, Child Nutrition Programs, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
The start of the school year is a great time to get high school students thinking about the nutrition and physical activity choices they make. USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) and Team Nutrition have a variety of resources available to support high school educators as they guide students on their path to good health.
By: Dominique Dawes, Co-Chair, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
I am thrilled to share that the #0to60 Campaign is officially live! A collaborative effort between the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, #0to60 aims to empower Americans of all ages to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. We teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and Funny Or Die star, Nick Offerman, to unveil a new #0to60 App, mobile-ready website, and “History of Exercise” video!
By: President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
July 4th is a wonderful time to celebrate friends, family, food, and fun! Many turn to pre-made chips, dips, and sauces when it’s time to eat, but there are even more delicious and healthy choices out there. Whether you enjoy barbecuing in the backyard or at a local park, try bringing some of these fresh foods and activities to this year’s celebration.
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.
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!