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 | Report
USDA Food Plans: Cost of Food Reports (2008 reports)

The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations. In addition to cost, differences among plans are in specific foods and quantities of foods. Another basis of the Food Plans is that all meals and snacks are prepared at home. For specific foods and quantities of foods in the Food Plans, see Thrifty Food Plan, 2006 (2007) and The Low-Cost, Moderate-Cost, and Liberal Food Plans, 2007 (2007). All four Food Plans are based on 2001-02 data and updated to current dollars by using the Consumer Price Index for specific food items.