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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Plate: Teaching Your Kids the New USDA Guidelines

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After 19 years, the USDA replaced its vague and confusing Food Pyramid with My Plate. 

The new graphic is meant to serve as a visual reminder that portion control is key to maintaining healthy weight. 

My Plate also includes some updated guidelines to help families make healthier food choices.

Portion control is the main theme of My Plate. Other guidelines include eating more veggies, choosing low-sodium foods, eating whole grains, drinking water instead of sugary drinks and low-fat milk rather than whole.  

So, how do you help your kids learn about and use the new guidelines? Read on
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1 comment:

  1. I think using the plate will make it easier for children and everyone to understand than the old pyramid format. Healthy choices and portion control are important things to learn.

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