March is National Nutrition Month! According to the Centers for Disease Control, compared to students with lower grades, kids with higher grades choose to eat breakfast every day, eat fruit or drink 100% fruit juice at least once per day, consume vegetables at least once per day, drink at least one glass of milk per day, and refrain from consuming soda. Certainly, there is an association between academic achievement and healthy dietary choices. Talk to your children about proper nutrition and optimizing food selection. MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal. Before you have a snack or meal, consider carefully what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. Learn more at

Thank you Tampa Bay Rays and Frozen & Refrigerated Foods of Central Florida for supporting nutrition education in the Tampa Bay area!