Loving Your Family Feeding Their FutureAbout Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future
Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future was an initiative of the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). This project provided educational and promotional materials and techniques to help nutrition educators in their work with SNAP participants and eligibles. The client materials were specifically targeted and designed for English and Spanish speaking women with children ages 2 through 18.
In December 2014, the Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future initiative was replaced with MyPlate for My Family. Please visit the MyPlate for My Family page for updated materials.
If you are looking for Loving Your Family... materials not available on this page or have additional questions on these materials, please contact us.
Materials for Educators
Educator's Handbook (PDF|585KB)
Your complete guide to the Loving Your Family... initiative, including an overview, a discussion on its relationship to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid and information on how to use the materials.
Ready to use lesson plans for conducting nutrition education with your clients.
Implementation Guidance (PDF|149KB)
Provides a step-by-step guide to implementing the initiative.
The Healthy Family Guidebook (PDF|13.9 MB)
Communicates messages in a way that is appropriate for low literate audiences. Provides menus, recipes, and tips on buying and serving healthier foods. Available for download in English and Spanish (PDF|13.2MB)
Take Home Handouts
Designed to complement the Discussion Sessions and help the participant commit to healthy behaviors.
- Family Meals-Easy, Tasty, and Healthy! (PDF|210KB)
available in Spanish (PDF|206KB)
- What Counts as One Cup of Fruits? (PDF|517KB)
available in Spanish (PDF|506KB)
- What Counts as One Cup of Vegetables? (PDF|770KB)
available in Spanish (PDF|753KB)
- Ways to Eat Smart and Move More (PDF|251KB)
available in Spanish (PDF|246KB)
Their Future Means Everything to You brochure (PDF|180KB)
Reinforces the common themes found in the Loving Your Family... project and provides information on SNAP services. Also available in Spanish (PDF|182KB).