This module provides basic information about healthy nutrition using resources from choosemyplate.gov. Participants will learn how to educate families about the importance of healthy nutrition, the food groups and other important elements of healthy nutrition, and the recommended daily amounts of each food group.

They will learn how to teach families to about shopping for healthy foods, how to read and compare nutrition labels, and the value of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. The module covers referrals and resources to support families experiencing food insufficiency.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the resources available at choosemyplate.gov and how the home visitor can use these resources with families
  2. List the food groups and recommended servings for each group
  3. Discuss strategies for educating families about shopping for healthy foods, reading and comparing nutrition labels, and the value of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle
  4. Describe referrals and resources to support families who are experiencing food insufficiency