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Healthy Foods Under $1 Per Serving

Eating healthy on a budget can seem difficult; but it can be done! Being creative can help you stick to your budget and incorporate nutritious foods into your diet. Try to incorporate some of these healthy foods under $1 into your weekly menu planning.
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NC Prevention Partners

We Can!

Back to school lunches

Daily food plan for preschoolers and parents.

Recipes for Healthy Kids from Challenge.Gov

Do you need help from the experts at Pardee?
Call Nutrition Services at 828-696-1140 or visit Pardee Hospital

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Get Your Family Started - Getting Healthy That Is!
Click here to check out all of the great resources for your family. These tips to help your family start to eat better, move more, and reduce screen time.

Click here for yet another great list of resources from the NHLBI
to get your family eating healthier!



Help Your Kids Learn About Healthy Snacks!food
From MyPlate
Cookie cutters aren’t just for cookies! Use your favorite seasonal shapes to create healthy, festive snacks. Click here for these healthy recipes



Set a good example by eating healthy. Kids learn from you. If you eat vegetables and fruits, chances are
your kids will too.
Your child picks up all of your attitudes and behaviors, including your eating habits! Read more

Have you ever wondered just how fit your family is? WebMD’s Family Fit Evaluator can help answer that question for you. After completing
a brief questionnaire, you’ll get a customized Family Fit Score, highlights of your healthy behaviors, and expert suggestions on how to become more fit and improve your score over time. Find out your family’s fitness score here.

Growing Minds - Farm to School from ASAP Recipe

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Apple Carrots Salad Recipe
See Stories of Farm to
School in Action Here



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Kids in the Kitchen

Learn how to get kids interested in eating more fruits and vegetables. More here.



fruit skewersFruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

Find this recipe for kids and more here.




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Healthier School Snacks!

It’s that time of year again when you’re scrambling to help your children eat right and that includes snacking.
Here’s “20 Easy Snack Recipes for Kids”


Tips for Eating Right
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Everyday Eating Tips

Small steps can help your family get on the road to maintaining a healthy weight.

Choose a different tip each week for you and your family to try. See if you or they can add to the list. Here are a few:

Choosing Foods for Your Family
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GO, SLOW, and WHOA Foods

An easy way to learn about which foods are lower in fat and calories is to think in terms of GO, SLOW, and WHOA

See examples and Read more…

lets move

Take the Pledge! The Let’s Move Pledge that is. Let’s Move believes that every child deserves a healthy childhood. Visit Let's Move at to find out more.


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