Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active. Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity, including parents, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies. Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are jointly issued and updated every five years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).They provide authoritative advice about consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and being physically active to attain and maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of chronic disease, and promote overall health.
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion contains guidelines on healthy eating, food patterns, food plans, and other resources that can help make you healthier.
Need a healthy food tip of the day? Or how about a healthy lunchtime challenge? MyPlate has all you need to know about eating and becoming a healthier you. This site also goes over all of the food groups so you and your child can look at the different food groups and it will tell you all the health benefits and nutrients, and can give you tips on how to get you to eat fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, dairy and oils.