Family Zone

Our parents are our partners when it comes to ensuring students eat a well-balanced diet. With all the many meal options for families, our Child Nutrition team has put together some online and helpful resources to help students make healthy food choices. 

Square Meals – Texas Department of Agriculture The Texas Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Division administers 12 federal child and special nutrition programs for the State of Texas. TDA supports providers of nutrition assistance by helping ensure accountability and the efficient use of taxpayer dollars to nourish Texans in need. These nutrition programs exemplify "eating right" for Texans of every age and background and help them build a bridge to success. Everyone plays a role in teaching children the 3E's of Healthy Living - Education, Exercise and Eating Right. 

CATCH Texas  CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is the most proven program to prevent childhood obesity and launch kids and communities toward healthier lifestyles.

Choose My Plate Information   Choosemyplate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information. As Americans are experiencing epidemic rates of overweight and obesity, the online resources and tools can empower people to make healthier food choices for themselves, their families, and their children. 

Southwest Dairy Farmers – Kids Corner  The Southwest Dairy Farmers is an alliance of dairy farmers from Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. These producers have pooled their resources to provide consumer education in nutrition, to promote dairy product use, and provide dairy product information.

Got Milk?  In 1993 fluid milk processors in California agreed to allocate three cents of each gallon of milk sold to fund efforts to promote the consumption of milk through marketing, advertising, promotion and public relations. Thus, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) was born. The board is comprised of 13 processors in the state that represent a cross section of the milk industry. 

Kids Eat Right – American Dietetic Association  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1917, by a visionary group of women dedicated to helping the government conserve food and improve the public's health and nutrition during World War I. Today, the Academy has over 75,000 members — registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered, and other dietetics professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics, and students — and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

Focus on Whole Fruits - Fruit Quiz  Test your fruit knowledge.

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