Nutrition Information for Parents
Become a role model. Encourage school aged children to get at least 60 minutes of moderate exercise on most days. Share meals with your kids. Sharing meals with children not only allows you to connect with your children about their day, but also provides a great opportunity to demonstrate and share healthy eating habits with your children. Encourage kids to eat more whole grains and serve a variety of fruits and vegetables.
Mesa Public Schools Food and Nutrition Department would like to provide parents with credible, accurate and practical resources. Below you will find many helpful resources about health and nutrition.
The MyPlate Food Guide identifies daily meal proportions for the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein, and dairy food groups; and is an easy-to-understand illustration designed to help Americans build a healthy plate at meal times.
How Do I?
Have you ever read a basic instruction on a recipe and wondered "How do I do that?" Then take heart! Watch our "How Do I" videos and in a few seconds you will have the answers to how to mince garlic, strip kale, seed a tomato and a myriad of other puzzles that have kept you from being the kitchen whiz you were meant to be. Astound your family and friends with your know-how!
The National Foundation on Fitness and Sports Nutrition
The Foundation will work with the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and the private sector to help all Americans to get active, play sports and eat healthier.