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    The Rockwood Child Nutrition Services QuickBites newsletter is your source for monthly Rockwood nutrition news. Read the September 2022 newsletter.

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    MyPlate Kids' Place is a great resource for kids, parents and teachers. Resources include games, activity sheets, kid-friendly recipes and physical activity tips. Kids can also pledge to become MyPlate Champions.

    Become a MyPlate Champion!

    Pledging to be a MyPlate Champion is a promise to eat healthy and be active every day. Learning how to make healthy choices at home and at school is an important part of taking care of you. The first step is to know which choices are best for you. Use ideas from the list below to get started.

    MyPlate Champion List

    • Eat more fruits and veggies. Make half your plate fruits and vegetables every day!
    • Try whole grains. Ask for oatmeal, whole-wheat breads, or brown rice at meals.
    • Re-think your drink. Drink fat-free or low-fat milk or water instead of sugary drinks.
    • Focus on lean protein. Choose protein foods like beans, fish, lean meats, and nuts.
    • Slow down on sweets. Eat sweets, like cakes or cookies, once in a while and in small amounts.
    • Be active your way. Find ways to exercise and be active for at least 1 hour a day like walking to school, riding your bike, or playing a sport with friends.

    Can you pledge to eat healthy and be active?   If you answered yes, you have what it takes to be a MyPlate Champion! 

    Print your own MyPlate Champion certificate.

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