• We Can!

    We Can!  (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition) is an American education program designed to give parents and communities a way to help children learn to eat nutritious foods.  As parents, you can do a lot to help your children learn healthy eating habits and maintain a healthy weight.  Involving them in meal preparation and cooking can motivate them to try new foods – and it is a good way to spend time together as a family.

    What is a “healthy” diet?

    A healthy eating plan is one that:

    • emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat or fat-free milk products
    • includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
    • is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium/salt, and added sugars
    • stays within your calorie needs

    Focus on Healthy Food Choices – Choose the GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods:

    GO FOODS – are the lowest in fats and added sugar. They are nutrient dense with a better source of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients important to health.  Examples of GO foods are fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat milk products, lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, egg whites, or egg substitute.

    SLOW FOODS – are higher in fat, added sugar, and calories.  SLOW foods include vegetables with added fat, white refined bread flour, low- fat mayonnaise, 2% low fat milk products, peanut butter, pizza, baked chips, and mac and cheese.  Have slow foods sometimes.

    WHOA FOODS – are the highest in fat and sugar.  They are calorie dense foods and low in vitamins, minerals, and other needed nutrients.  Have WHOA foods once in a while, and when you do have them, have small portions.  Examples of WHOA foods are whole-milk products, fried foods, bakery sweets, candy, soda, chips, sugary cereals, and creamy salad dressings.

    Bon Appetit !

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