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The Jax Mayorthon Kids Club is open to boys and girls, ages 5-12, throughout Duval County. Members pledge to have fun by making healthier food, exercise and safety choices every day. Good practices today can lead to a lifetime of habits that produce strong, healthy and smart adults. Start now! Become a role model for your family, friends, school and community.

Healthy Kids News

illustration of smiling fruits and vegetablesNational Nutrition Month: Food is Fuel

Similar to the way a car needs gasoline to drive, your body uses food as fuel to properly function. That’s why it’s important to make healthy food choices by eating meals and snacks that are nutritious, as well as delicious. You can use the five food groups to select the foods that will power your day.

  • Vegetables – Vegetables are encouraged at every meal because they provide the vitamins and minerals needed to keep your body healthy. Examples: carrots, spinach, broccoli and cucumbers
  • Fruit – Fruit also provides important vitamins and minerals that help you stay well. Try to eat fruit often. Examples: bananas, grapes and pineapples
  • Grain – Grain, especially wholegrain, has fiber and B vitamins that help with digestion. Examples: cereals, rice, bread and pasta
  • Protein – Your body uses protein to build, repair and maintain tissue, muscles and organs. Examples: fish, eggs, nuts, seeds and chicken
  • Dairy – This food group is an excellent source of calcium, which is important for strong, healthy bones. Examples: milk, yogurt and cheese
Learn more about the food groups: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Download MyPlate Healthy Eating Tips

Check out this healthy, tasty recipe to try with your parents: Apple Slice Pancakes

Download the National Nutrition Month 2018 Activity Packet

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Jax Mayorthon Kids Club Events

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