Believe it or not, the nutritional needs of children have not changed in the last 20 years. However, the world they live in certainly has. It is quite a different childhood experience for kids and teens, with fast food restaurants on every corner, big-gulp colas, 50 or more TV channels to surf, text messaging, mall hopping, video games, and ipods. It is important that we update our parental nutrition lessons to help them form the best possible eating habits for life in the 21st century. |
Blueprint for a Healthy Diet
The food pyramid is still the best blueprint for building a balanced diet. At www.MyPyramid.gov, you can obtain a personalized nutrition plan for each member of the family. A healthy diet will help your children build bodies that go the distance. Here is what they need most each day.
Food Group Serving Size # of Servings A Serving Looks Like... Grains Kids 6-12 Vegetables Kids 6-12 Fruits Kids 6-12 Dairy Products Kids 6-12
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