The Walmart Foundation funded the development of a Sesame Workshop healthy eating initiative designed for families with young children, ages birth to five, and their providers.
The multimedia, bilingual (English and Spanish) initiative launched in May 2022 with the goal of fostering healthy eating practices, increasing nutritional literacy, decreasing obesity, and reducing the stigma of food insecurity in order to increase parents’ engagement with food assistance programs. Videos, printables, articles, and a storybook build children’s and parents’ knowledge around healthy food habits as well as awareness of food and its sources.
Integrated into the initiative are partnerships with health systems and pediatric health care providers to champion healthier food for all, regardless of race or income level. These collaborations are to help providers, especially health care providers, build resilience within their communities. The initiative equips providers with tools, including professional development resources and materials to distribute and display, to engage families and to amplify their efforts around nutrition education in the pediatric setting.
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Chef Lily’s Tip: Roasting a Rainbow
A video about eating colorful roasted vegetables.
Chef Lily’s Tip: Lime It Up!
Watch Chef Lily’s video with your little one.
Chef Lily’s Tip: Cheers to Fruit & Veggies!
A video about making smoothies.
Farm-Fresh Food: The Kafarski Family
Watch the video together with children.
Making Leftovers Last: The Alicea-Eiras Family
A little planning goes a long way in stretching your family’s grocery dollars.
5 Healthy, Easy, Kid-Pleasing Recipes
Print and try these quick, nutritious snacks and meals made with inexpensive ingredients.
Freezing Is Cool
A printable page with tips on freezing food.
Healthy Choices in Fast Food Restaurants
An article about healthy choices in fast food restaurants.
Countdown to a Healthy Day
A printable page about healthy guidelines for every day.
A storybook on creative ways to drink more water.
Prescription for Healthy Habits
A printable “prescription” for health care professionals to share with families.
Every Child and Family Deserves Healthy Food
A printable poster promoting Sesame Street in Communities Healthy Habits initiative.
You’re Not Alone
A resource list for food-insecure families.