A Healthy Food Plate


So, what does a healthy plate look like?

Healthy Food Plate

Divide your plate into three sections. Fill half of the plate with fruits and vegetables, a quarter of it with lean protein and the last quarter with whole-grain carbohydrates. Keep meat portions small, about the size of the back of your child's fist.



Try These Healthy Options for Hungry Kids:

Fruits _veggies _graphics


  • Cooked spinach
  • Baked cubes of sweet potatoes
  • Steamed red and green pepper strips
  • Roasted carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower


  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Freshly washed blueberries
  • Canned peaches or pears in water (Avoid fruit packed in juice or syrup.)


  • Extra-lean and lean ground beef, turkey, chicken
  • Mashed chickpeas for hummus
  • Black, pinto, and kidney beans
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Peanut butter, almond butter, mixed nuts (Check with your doctor about possible food allergies before introducing these.)


  • Whole-wheat pasta and tortillas
  • Multigrain breads, whole-wheat crackers
  • Cooked oatmeal
  • Barley and brown rice


  • Reduced-fat (2%) and low-fat (1%) milk (From age 1 to 2, offer your child whole milk. After that, switch to reduced-fat milk.)
  • Calcium-fortified soy milk
  • Low-fat string cheese, cottage cheese, and cream cheese
  • Reduced-fat yogurt

Activity Center

Obstacle Course

Check out fun ways to get your baby moving.

Learn More

Free Downloads

Try these healthy, affordable recipes that your kids will love!

Learn More