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Child Nutrition Services

Healthy Recipe Ideas

We are committed to supporting our community in the areas of nutrition, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle! We hope you like the following recipes. They are healthy and packed with flavor for you and your family. Enjoy!

Quick & Easy Recipes!

foodHealthy Breakfast Recipes - Jump Start Your Day!
Breakfast is the important meal of the day, make it a top priority! Breakfast fuels our body with nutrients and energy and is shown to help us maintain a healthy weight. Did you also know that kids who eat breakfast are more alert and typically do better at school? Enjoy these healthy habit recipes to start your day off right!
foodHealthy Lunch Recipes - Easy to Make at Home
When children eat lunch at school they are more likely to consume milk, meats, grains and vegetables. They also have higher nutrient intakes - both at lunch and over the course of an entire day. Here are some healthy lunch recipes that you can make at home!
foodHealthy Dinner Recipes - Eating Dinner Together
Family meals are a great time for parents to connect with their kids and share the details of the day. Plus, kids who eat regularly with their families are less likely to snack on unhealthful foods. Try to eat meals together as a family at least 3 times per week.
foodHealthy Snack Recipes - Delicious Snack Ideas
Kids often need snacks to help them get through the day. Choosing healthy snacks that add nutrients, like vitamins and minerals, to their diets is essential. Enjoy these recipes and the smart snacking ideas that will help your kids get their daily nutrient requirements.
foodHealthy Dessert Recipes - Featuring Fresh Fruits
Desserts don't have to be laden with fat, sugar and empty calories to taste good. Look to the natural sweetness found in fresh fruit for your next dessert. These recipes are quick, easy and healthy...and best of all, they'll keep your family coming back for more!
foodHealthy Asian Recipes - Featuring Healthy Chinese Cuisine
These recipes are brought to you by celebrity chef Martin Yan and nutritionist Catherine Wong from the Chinatown Public Health Center. These recipes are designed to help improve the consumption of fruits and vegetables. Enjoy their secrets for healthy eating and cooking using authentic Chinese recipes!

Eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables as part of a low fat, high fiber diet may lower your risk of serious problems like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. The amount of fruits and vegetables that is right for you depends on your age, gender, and physical activity level. Don't forget to be active, too!

Being physically active gives you more energy. It helps lower stress. And, it helps you keep a healthy body weight. To take care of your health and lower the risk of serious health problems, adults need at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity every day (like dancing, walking, or doing yard work). Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Recipe Sources: Network for a Healthy California, www.cachampionsforchange.net and the Chinatown Public Health Center, San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the USDA Food Stamp Program, through the California Nutrition Network for Healthy, Active Families.