United Healthcare Activate for Kids

School Wellness Initiative

In The Kitchen

It’s hard enough for adults to make good food decisions. How can we expect kids to, especially when we are often their role models at the dinner table?

At its simplest, our weight boils down to two factors: diet and exercise. If we eat too much (or the wrong things) and don’t work off the calories, we will gain weight.

The kitchen can be the place where the health trap starts. Activate for Kids hopes to help you feed your family better with this library of healthy eating tips, more than 100 nutritious recipes, and consumer information from the government website ChooseMyPlate.org. Healthy eating habits adopted now can last a lifetime.

10 Tips to a Great Plate

10 Tips to a Great Plate

Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be as simple as using these 10 Tips. Balance your calories by choosing foods to eat more often or less often.

Focus on Fruits

Focus on Fruits

People who eat more vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are less likely to have some chronic diseases. Most fruits are low in fat, sodium, and calories.

Healthy Eating for Vegetarians

Healthy Eating for Vegetarians

A vegetarian diet can be a healthy option. The key is to consume a variety of foods and the right amount of foods to meet your calorie and nutrient needs.

Kids' Menus are Friendly, but Fatty

Kids' Menus are Friendly, but Fatty

Children's menus are geared to please mini palates. But they often serve up far more fat and calories than kids get at home or in a kid-size fast food meal.

Top 10 Tips for Picky Eaters

Top 10 Tips for Picky Eaters

Has mealtime become a food fight with your toddler or preschooler? Follow these tips.

Kids and Sugary Diets: More Than a Sweet Tooth

Kids and Sugary Diets: More Than a Sweet Tooth

Your children are likely getting much more sugar than you realize. Get the facts on hidden sugar, label reading and sugar's effect on health.

Energy Bars: Nutritious Meal Replacement or Glorified Candy?

Energy Bars: Nutritious Meal Replacement or Glorified Candy?

Many energy bars claim to fight fatigue, improve concentration, aid with weight loss or enhance your workout. But are they just candy bars in disguise?

Portion Control Tips for Kids

Portion Control Tips for Kids

Larger-than-life portions have become the norm rather than the exception. Help your kids gain perspective by teaching them about portion control.

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