March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle!”  I love the imagery of biting into something deliciously nutritious and feeling the happiness of knowing that I’m doing something super good for my body!  The kids at HealthBarn USA are willing to bite into a variety of foods because when they enter the Barn they are immediately transformed into expert taste testers!  This honor comes with a few rules — they have to use their beautiful teeth to bite, chew and swallow (no licking or smelling only allowed) and no Yucks Allowed!  If they like it, thumbs up; not sure, thumbs to the side; don’t like, thumbs down!  It’s simple, fun and it works — even with the pickiest of eaters!

Here’s are some of our favorite bites:

I Tried Fresh Beets!

We Tried Homemade Chicken Nuggets!

We Tried Fresh Kale!




I Tried Ben’s Black Bean Brownies!

It’s all about the “bite”…. What’s your favorite bite?

– Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, author, Appetite for Life, founder, HealthBarn USA, director, HealthBarn Foundation, and recognized as top 10 dietitians nationally by Today’s Dietitian magazine for her work with HealthBarn USA.





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