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Make a splash.

Kick back on the beach with a cooler full of smart, delicious snacks and drinks.

Dino fruit-infused water.

Cut watermelon slices into fun, prehistoric shapes. Add these dino fruit bites to your family’s water pitcher and give summer hydration a playful, flavorful twist.


The Sip-o-saurus
Still water

The Straw-ceratops
Still water

Dino bento box.

Get some larger-than-life fun in your child’s summer diet with dino-themed lunches. Cut sandwiches into their favorite dinosaur shapes and include fresh, tasty foods like green vegetables, berries, and crinkle-cut carrots.


Dino Bites Sandwich
Whole wheat bread

Hummus dip
Pretzel sticks

Jurassic facts.

Summer kicks off big-time with National Dinosaur Day on June 1. Share these bite-size bits with your little ones to celebrate.

Most dinosaurs are thought to have eaten plants like ferns, moss, pine needles, and plants with fruit.1

Dinosaurs that ate plants had teeth shaped for their specific diets.2

T. rex needed as much daily food as 80 grown-ups.3

Sharing meals together when your children are young can set them up for building good eating habits in the years to come.4 When eating together, consume a variety of foods from five main food groups: fruits, vegetables, dairy, protein, and grains.

Be a food role model for your kids by sticking to these basic principles:5

  • Choose whole grains over refined grains.
  • Regularly opt for whole fruits over juice.
  • Eat more vegetables by trying a variety of different colored veggies.
  • Incorporate a mix of proteins (seafood, lean meats, lean poultry, eggs, beans, peas, nuts, seeds, and soy products).
  • Add nutrient-dense dairy sources, such as lower-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese.

Plato tips to help your child stay active:6


  • Encourage your kids to play actively several times every day.
  • Limit TV, tablet, and other screen time to less than one hour total per day, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.7
  • Be a role model and stay active yourself. Your child will learn from you that being physically active is fun and beneficial.
  • Make playtime fun for the entire family! Take a walk together, play catch, kick a ball, or dance together.

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1Litwin, Ronald J., Robert E. Weems, and Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. What Did Dinosaurs Eat? U.S. Geological Survey. May 1, 2001.

2Herbivorous Dinosaurs. Natural History Museum. Accessed January 12, 2024.

3Switek, Brian. How Do You Feed a T. Rex? FiveThirtyEight. May 20, 2016.

4Hayes, Dayle, MS, RD. Raise Healthy Eaters in the New Year. January 3, 2020.

5U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Key Recommendations: Components of Healthy Eating Patterns2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 8th ed. November 21, 2016.

6U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Healthy Habits, Healthy Families. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. September 30, 2013.

7Hill, David, et al. Media and Young Minds. Pediatrics 138, no. 5 (November 2016): 1098-4275.