Our goal is to help parents and caregivers prepare healthy meals and snacks by sharing recipes, tips and ideas that are geared for children ages 2 to 5. This will help children eat more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods along with reducing the mealtime stress of feeding young children.
|Topic||Recipe in a Printer-Friendly PDF||Photo|
|Family Food Traditions||Pfeffernusse (Pepper Nuts)|
|Exploring Root Vegetables||Roasted Root Vegetables|
|"Sandwich in" a September Picnic!||Silly Sandwiches|
|Fruit and Veggie Fun||Cherry Nut Apple Slices|
|Edible Eclipse||Edible Eclipse|
|Fresh Fruit Salsa Anytime||Fresh Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Crisps|
|Making Cool 4th of July Memories||Ice Cream in a Bag|
|Valentine's Day Snack Ideas||Valentine's Day Snack Mix|
Questions or comments? Email Cami Wells, (firstname.lastname@example.org) MS, RD, Extension Educator
Table Talkers - ideas for fun conversations at the dinner table with your young children
Feeding without the Fuss - Slideshow and PowerPoint
MyPlate and Feeding Preschoolers: Help your preschooler eat well, be active, and be healthy. This section of the MyPlate website is for parents and caregivers of children 2 through 5 years of age (Source USDA.)
Kids a Cookin': Step-by-step videos and information for preparing nutritious, delicious, but most of all, fun recipes. These recipes are not only simple to prepare and affordable, but are an excellent way to share the joys of cooking with your kids (Source: K-State Research and Extension's Family Nutrition Program).
Choking Hazards: Children and infants do not grind or chew their food well and may attempt to swallow food whole. Large pieces of food easily can lodge in the throat and result in choking. Toddlers and preschoolers generally can eat foods cut in pieces no larger than 1/2 inch (Source: Practice Choking Prevention from USDA).