What Is National Kids Eat Right Month?
Each August, Kids Eat Right Month highlights an important joint initiative of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Foundation aimed at ending childhood obesity and teaching kids healthy eating habits for life. This initiative, known as Kids Eat Right, was launched in 2010 to encourage members to participate in childhood obesity-prevention projects in schools and communities and to help educate families about the importance of quality nutrition.
A quality diet for kids is essential to optimize their growth and development and includes adequate protein, vitamins, and minerals obtained through nutrient-dense foods. It also means minimizing “empty calorie” foods and consuming reasonable portion sizes. Educating families on how to shop smart and eat right so kids are off to a healthy start begins with understanding what a nutritious diet for kids looks like.
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