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Program Contact: Lizann Powers Hammond, Food & Nutrition
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Healthy Food - Take Care of You with a variety of nutritious foods

Stay active, eat well and live healthy!

It’s a goal many of us have, but struggle to achieve each day. WSU Extension of Benton & Franklin Counties would like to help by providing you with research based educational materials and links to start you on your way to a healthier, happier you!

Have fun, eat together!

Although nutritious food is important, children and teenagers report that what they like about family meals is the mealtime conversation. They like having time to share, find out what others have been doing, and to laugh. Families make eating together memorable in many ways. Some families have candlelight dinners. Others shop together so that each person can select a vegetable for family soup that they make and eat together. Some try foods from other countries. Others celebrate and share family memories around a traditional family recipe. Whether your family meal is quick and easy or more elaborate, make it nutritious and make it fun by enjoying each other’s company as you share a meal.

Start simple with MyPlate

Start Your New Year with New Beginnings

The benefits of healthy eating add up over time, bite by bite. Small changes matter. Start Simple with MyPlate.

A healthy eating routine is important at every stage of life. It can have positive effects that add up over time. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy or fortified soy alternatives. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients. Make every bite count with the tips from these MyPlate resources.

Makeover your Holiday Plate helps you choose healthier options this holiday season.

Start Simple with MyPlate a guide to daily food group targets

MyPlate Kitchen Recipes 

Use the Start Simple with MyPlate app to pick simple daily food goals, see real-time progress, and earn badges along the way. This easy-to-use app can help you make positive changes. Healthy eating can help you achieve a healthier life overall.