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Feb 07, 2011

Food to Reduce- key message of new food guidelines- fun ideas for families

Let's take a look at the final key message that the USDA wants families to focus on: Key Message #3:  Foods to Reduce 'Lower your sodium (salt) intake..  Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals and choose the foods with the lowe...
Feb 04, 2011

Key messages new food guidelines- Increase fruits, vegetables and switch to fat-free or low fat dairy

We shared information and practical tips for the first key message of the new USDA  dietary guidelines earlier this week. Today, let's take a look at the second key message that the USDA wants families to focus on:Key Message #2:  Foods to Increase '...
Feb 02, 2011

Balance calories, a key message in new food guidelines- what it means to your family

Let's take a look at the first message that the USDA wants us to focus on:Key Message #1  Balancing Calories Enjoy your food, but eat less Avoid oversized portions Concept:Calorie balance is the key to preventing weight gain.  Weight gain comes fro...
Jan 31, 2011

New 2010 Food Guidelines Released - key messages to promote healthier eating

Today was a big day with the release of the new 2010 USDA food guidelines.   Every five years the USDA releases and updated version of the Food Guidelines designed to help us eat healthy so that we can avoid heart disease, diabetes and obesity.Here are...
Jan 28, 2011

Grocery Association responds to Michelle Obamas pleas for nutrition education with a new food label

The Grocer Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute have just announced a new front of pack foodlabeling called Nutrition Keys.  They developed this new initiative in response to our first Lady, Michelle Obama who met with them last y...
Jan 21, 2011

New research shows that video games very promising in promoting behavior changes in children

I was very excited to read about new research that shows the use of video games promoted positive behavioral changes in children that participated in the study.133 children aged 10-12 participated in the study.  Kids were put in two groups.  One group ...
Jan 17, 2011

USDA announces new nutrition standards for school lunch program

As part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, the USDA was required to release new nutrition standards for all schools participating in the government sponsored school meal programs.The USDA was tasked with creating new nutritional standards that would:...
Jan 03, 2011

Top 20 ideas for setting healthy goals for kids

It is the New Year and many of you are busy deciding your New Year's resolutions.But don't forget to involve the kids.  This is a great opportunity to talk to children about healthy choices and what habits in their lives they can modify to be healthier...
Dec 31, 2010

2010's Top 5 Nutrition Printouts for Kids- Eating Healthy Food and Physical Activity Free Printables

Here are the printables, learning pages and worksheets that parents, teachers, health care professionals and communities printed and shared the most with children in 2010. All of our printables are free and available in English or Spanish! Click...
Dec 08, 2010

Child Nutrition Act passes that will help schools feed healthier foods to kids

We are so excited that the Child's Nutrition Act has finally passed.  This bill is a big step in the right direction to help children all over the country get the healthy balanced meals they deserve.But I know many of you wrote your senators and repres...
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