Pick a better snackTM

Fuel Your Fun is a marketing campaign designed for kids. The campaign is part of a bigger effort to help kids eat healthy and be active called Pick a better snack TM.

About Us

Pick a better snackTM brings fruits and vegetables into the classroom for kindergarten through third grade students all over Iowa. Nutrition educators teach short interactive lessons once a month. Kids learn about kiwi, spinach, zucchini, pears and more!

As part of the program, kids get to see, touch, smell and taste fruits and vegetables. They also hear what makes them so good, where they grow and ways to eat them. Hands down (or thumbs up in this case), kids love tasting new and different fruits and vegetables. (Well, most of the time)!

Videos like this one show kids the connection between healthy eating and having fun!

Find Us

Pick a better snackTM programs take place in elementary schools where a majority of the students participate in free and reduced-price meals. Click here for a map of participating school buildings

Pick a better snack

How can you get involved?

Mom and two children eating fruits and vegetables

Talk about it.

Ask your child about the fruit or veggie tasted in class or served with school meals. Did she eat something new? What did he learn?

Man and women grocery shopping with children

Cook together. Play together.

Find recipes and practical tips and ideas for eating well and being active in the family newsletters and bingo cards

Image of adult and child playing soccer

Play Your Way. One Hour A Day.

Help your kids be physically active at least one hour every day doing what they like!

More Resources for You

Picture of My Plate logo Spend Smart Eat Smart logo 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count logo  Image of We Can Help Iowa Nutrition Programs brochure
eat right. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics image of Food Hero logo    

In the News

You may use the Contact Us system to send us a question online. For more information on the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) SNAP Program (food assistance) contact 1-877-347-5678.

This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Read the full non-discrimination statement and learn how to file a complaint