DPH: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed)


Making sure your child eats healthy food and is active is easy. Plus, it’s good for them!

Here are easy ways to help your child eat healthier: {Little girl eating apple}

  • They learn from watching you. Eat fruits and veggies and your kids will too.
  • Cook together. Eat together. Talk together. Make mealtime a family time.
  • Let your kids serve themselves at dinner. Teach them to take small amounts at first. Tell them they can get more if they’re still hungry.
  • Offer your children new foods. Then, let them choose how much to eat. Kids are more likely to enjoy a food when eating it is their own choice. It also helps them learn to be independent.
  • Want your kids to reach for a healthy snack? Make sure fruits and veggies are in reach.
  • When they come home hungry, have fruits and veggies ready to eat.
  • Let your kids be “produce pickers.” Help them pick fruits and veggies at the store.
  • They’re still growing. Help your kids grow strong. Serve fat-free or low-fat milk at meals.

More healthy eating tips

Parents: 5 Simple Steps to Success

{Mother and daughter cooking}

Before you start cooking, think about what goes on your plate or cup or bowl. Learn more about the different food groups and how to build a healthy plate: Food Groups

Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Here are ways to buy healthy food and stay in your budget:

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010

Content Last Modified on 5/15/2012 9:06:22 AM