Let's Talk About Healthy Foods!

"Meal Time is Talk Time" Resources

Good nutrition combined with language-rich activities like talking, reading, and singing supports children’s early brain and language development. When you talk with your children about nutritious foods, you’re helping to build both their vocabulary and healthy eating habits! That's why we're partnering with the National Black Child Institute, Scholastic, and Gerber to share tips on how to make the most of everyday moments—like grocery shopping and meal time—to talk, read, and sing about healthy foods throughout the day. Download our resources below.

Posters & Placemats

Print "Let's Talk About Healthy Foods" posters and placemats with conversation prompts about food. 

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12x14 Placemat 

English | Spanish

Social Graphics

Use these social media graphics to promote #MealTimeTalkTime tips and messages on your channels. 

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Handouts

Download our tip sheet, activity calendar, or Spotify playlist postcard to share tips and information with families, or get more tips and information on hosting a family engagement event in our provider tip sheet. 

Family Mealtime Conversation Tips

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Healthy Foods Activity Calendar for Families

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Tips for Family Engagement Events

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Spotify Postcard

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