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Parents' Guide To Planning Healthier Meals For Your Child

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • May 14, 2012
balanced meal for kidsThe New My Plate teaches children what a balanced healthy meal looks like

In this section, you will find meal ideas and specific foods from each of the food groups to help you plan and make healthy meals for your child and family.  You might wonder exactly what makes a healthy breakfast or a healthy lunch?  We have the answers in easy to read, concise pages!

Creating meals for the family is a daily routine.  

Healthy meals include:

  • Eating breakfast every morning
  • Making a healthy lunch for children to take to school or eat at home
  • Preparing and having readily available healthy snacks for mid-morning and mid-afternoon
  • Planning and cooking the family dinner

These are each very important meals for your child to ensure they grow healthy and build a strong immune system to fight off disease.  Nutrition is the foundation to good health.  It provides the body with the vitamins and minerals needed to grow and maintain a healthy child.

The foundation for each of the meals is the five food groups:










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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on May 14, 2012Last updated on Sep 30, 2013




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