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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Mothers of Elementary School-Age Children

The following content supports messages on availability and accessibility of fruits and vegetables and offers mothers additional tips, strategies, and encouragement to facilitate behavior change.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Messages for Preschool Moms

There are 7 core messages for mothers of preschoolers. These messages address: role modeling eating fruits and vegetables, cooking and eating together, letting kids serve them-selves, and offering new foods.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Messages for Mothers of Elementary School- Aged Children

There are four core messages for mothers of elementary school-aged children. These messages address: accessibility/availability of fruits and vegetables and increasing consumption of fat-free and low-fat milk and milk products.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Messages for 8-10 Year-Old Children

There are five core messages for 8-10 year old children. These messages address: food preferences, beliefs and asking behaviors.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Mothers of Preschoolers on Cooking and Eating Together

Content  supports messages on role modeling and offers mothers additional tips, strategies, and encouragement to facilitate behavior change.

Resource | Research

Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption through the USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs

This report summarizes the actions and initiatives implemented since 2002 to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among participants in the nutrition assistance programs. The following areas addressed are policy, guidance, and initiatives, programs, nutrition education and promotion, collaboration and coordination, grants, reports, and emerging initiatives and resources.

Resource | Research | Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education in FNS: A Coordinated Approach for Promoting Healthy Behaviors

This report fulfills the request from Congress in the House Appropriations Committee Report (HR 107-116), which accompanied the Agriculture Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2002.