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Military Family Makes Healthy Eating a Priority: Meet Rocio and Her Family

Posted by Colette Rihane, MS, RD and Joanne Spahn, MS, RD, retired USAF Veterans with the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion in Food and Nutrition
Feb 21, 2017
Rocio's family
Rocio and her family sit down to enjoy a healthy dinner together. Eating meals together as a family is one of her MyPlate, MyWins healthy eating solutions.

Making healthy meal choices for your family, especially when you’re on the go like Rocio and her military family, can be rewarding and fun if you have the right tools.  The MyPlate, MyWins video: Meet Rocio features a real-life military family sharing their tips for success. Rocio shows how she and her husband teach their four boys the value of nutrition by preparing meals that feed their sons’ minds and bodies.

Rocio plans ahead and gets the kids involved in the dinner process.  Not only do they enjoy being involved in the meal preparation, but it helps them to know what they are eating, and teaches them the value of nutrition and eating together.

This year, the MyPlate, MyWins video series has featured families sharing their real-life solutions for incorporating healthy eating into their busy lives.

Rocio with her kids
Rocio teaches her sons about healthy eating by creating a fun family environment when preparing foods together.

Check out Rocio’s Healthy Eating Solutions:

  • Make whole-wheat pancakes, waffles, or crepes
  • Create a weekly menu board
  • Get the whole family involved in meal preparation
  • Eat meals together as a family

At MyPlate, MyWins for Families, you will find lots of practical tips, recipes, menu ideas and activities which fit a busy lifestyle.  Why not take a peek and try something new!

For more healthy eating tips and resources for families, visit, follow MyPlate on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for email updates. And stay tuned… more MyPlate, MyWins videos are on their way!

Rocio's husband with their son
Family time can be fun time. Rocio’s family spends time being active and having fun in this MyPlate, MyWins video.
Category/Topic: Food and Nutrition

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