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Foods That Create A Balanced Meal - My Plate









Nourishing Advice for a Healthy Family

Creating a balanced meal for your child means teaching them to eat foods from each of the food groups.  But what foods and how much do they need?

In this section, you will find articles written by our dietitians and nurses that share the facts about the five food groups and facts about each of the five food groups: fruit, vegetable, protein, dairy and grains.

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Understanding The Key Messages Of The Five Food Groups

Learn the key messages that every family should know about each of the food groups. How to eat healthier following the My Plate key messages.

Helping Children Eat A Balanced Meal With Foods From All The Food Groups

The New My Plate teaches children what a balanced healthy meal looks like. Help your child eat foods from the five food groups for a balanced meal filled with nutrition.

The Healthiest Foods - the FIve Food Groups

What foods comprise the five foods? We take the mystery out of the five food groups. Learn about the foods that make a balanced meal meeting the USDA My Plate guidelines for families.

Easy USDA Food Pyramid Guide- Eating Healthy with the Food Groups

Quick and easy Food Pyramid Information -quick facts for understanding what the Food Pyramid is, what the colors of the Food Pyramid mean, how the food groups and steps on the Food Pyramid gives you the nutrition facts and information to help your whole family eat healthier foods and be active every day.

My Plate Food Guidelines For Parents

Understanding the My Plate guidelines for healthy eating. My Plate guidelines teach parents what makes a healthy balanced meal. Dietitians take the mysteries out of the USDA My Plate food groups.

Increasing Your Child’s Fruits And Vegetables – It’s Not As Hard As You May Think

How To Get Kids Eating More Fruits And Vegetables: Fun and easy ways to encourage kids to eat more healthy fruits and vegetables, how to increase kids daily intake of fruits and vegetables easy practical nutrition tips for parents, promote daily recommended intake of fruits and vegetables for children, fruits- vegetables food groups, easy food nutrition facts, practical easy ways to encourage more daily fruits and vegetables for busy parents and healthy kids

Peaking Your Child's Interest In Fruits And Vegetables

Of course, you want your kids to eat healthier foods but the challenge is how do you do this without nagging and creating a negative experience at the dinner table. That is the real challenge! Ways to get your child excited about fruits and vegetables.

Parents' Guide About The Health Benefits Of The Fruit Group

Learn about the fruit group and the many benefits it provides to your child's body.

Fruit Group - How Much Fruit Does Your Child And Family Really Need?

How Much Fruit Does Your Family Need? A guide to the amount of fruit your family needs by age group.

Parents Guide To Understanding What Is The Fruit Food Group

Fresh fruit is whole fruit that you will find in season in grocery stores, farmer markets or even your own garden! Eating fresh fruit is the most natural way to eat it and get all the nutrients that are can be lost when preserved. Learn the definition of the fruit group and the various ways you can buy fruit.

Get Your Children to Eat Their Greens

Many children can be picky eaters, and it’s no surprise that the first things to get picked off dinner plates are green vegetables. Vegetables are especially important for children for proper growth and development. Read below for ideas to help get your kids to eat their greens!

Sneaking probiotics into your child's diet

Wondering how to get your child eating probiotics to enhance the stomach's digestive system. This article will discuss how to incorporate probiotics into your child's diet through food.

Ways To Add More Fruit At Every Meal

My Plate reminds families and children to fill half their plate with fruits an vegetables. Simple suggestions to increase fruit in your family's meals.

How To Add More Vegetables To Your Family's Meal

We all know vegetables are good for you. They are the largest food group on the My Plate symbol. That is because they are the most important food group filled with vitamins and minerals that your child needs to grow healthy and fight disease. Follow these tips to get your family eating more vegetables every day!

Got Milk? Dealing with a Lactose Intolerant Child

This article delves into what having a lactose intolerant child means, as well as how to ensure they are getting the best nutrition possible regardless.

Parents' Guide About The Health Benefits Of The Vegetable Group

The children ask "Why do we have to eat vegetables?" and your response is "because it is good for you." Here are the key reasons you can share with children about the health benefits of vegetables.

Vegetables Group - How Much Vegetables Does Your Child And Family Really Need?

Vegetables are an important part of everyone's diet. Learn just how much vegetables you and your child need for a healthy balanced meal. Serving size recommendations listed by age. based on the USDA guidelines.

Parents Guide - List Of Vegetables By Season

The most economical way to buy vegetables are when they are fresh and in season. We have put together of all the vegetables by season.

How organic is your milk?

You want to choose organic milk but there seems to be so many variations. How do you know the best organic dairy product to choose? Our dietitian has a nice overview of the differences in organic dairy. Knowing the differences in your organic dairy.

Parent Guide - Vegetables Listed By Colors

Help your children color their plates with all the colors of the rainbow! We have put together a complete list of vegetables by color!
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