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Eric Meredith, MEd, MS, RD, CHES, creator of Health Heroes Comics, shares his insights on how important it is to get kids involved in the kitchen at a young age to better understand health, nutrition and good eating.

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Tweet ThisGet your children involved in the kitchen. Get these great #kidfriendly tips!

What canned fruit is tops with the kids in your life?

  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Pineapple
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Newly Published Canned Food Nutrition Research

New research published in the June 2016 print edition of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers evidence of the important role canned fruits and vegetables can play in the healthy diet of not only adults, but children, too. With the anticipated finalization this summer of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which authorizes federally funded child nutrition programs, this research demonstrates how enjoying all forms of fruits and vegetables – including canned – can result in better dietary quality for our nation’s children.

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Tweet ThisAll forms of #FNVs – including canned – can result in better dietary quality for children!

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Simple Recipes for Small Hands to Help

Summer is an excellent time to get kids involved helping in the kitchen. Homework-free nights mean more time for bonding over preparing a delicious and nutritious meal or snack for the family. When you incorporate canned ingredients, even the smallest children can participate from draining and rinsing to assembling and cleaning up. A few of our favorite kid-friendly recipes include: Family Fiesta Soft Tacos, Tuna-Mandarin Roll-Ups and Summer Fruit Kebabs.

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