Healthy Kids: ages 2-12


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This is taken from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Healthy Kids Today Toolkit. Eat powerful plant foods.

Take the cancer prevention pledge with your children and grandchildren:

I pledge to:

Help my child prepare this month’s recipe for Bean and Veggie Enchiladas. *See link for recipe.

Try one new vegetable each week.

Make a meal that contains only plant foods – vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans – and no meat.

Incorporate different colored vegetables into our daily meals and snacks.

Tell each other what our favorite vegetable is – and give two reasons why.

It’s never too early to eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of cancer-fighting plant foods like vegetables for lower cancer risk. In fact, research suggests that new foods are even better accepted at ages 2 to 4 than they are at ages 4 to 8.

Related Links:

Bean and Veggie Enchilada recipe

*Benefits and tips for cooking with your child ages 2-12

 

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