Understanding the importance of serving sizes and portions for each of the food groups is the key to creating a healthy balanced meal. Learn what makes a serving size and the difference between portions and serving sizes.
Dr Lisa Hinz discusses the importance of mindfulness when you eat. Tips for teaching children to be alert and aware of their body's needs and what they are putting on their plate. Learn the difference between mindful meals vs mindless meals.
It is dangerous to deem any food inherently “bad,” or off limits. Forbidding a food or group of foods such as sweets or sugar can set it up as mysterious and desirable. Learn some easy steps on how to offer dessert to children that promotes healthy eating habits.
Dr Lisa Hinz shares her experience about learning portion control. Learn the two most common reasons parents give their child too much food. Dr Lisa Hinz provides insight and practical solutions that teach children healthy portion sizes.
Strategies and suggestions on how to reduce children's portions sizes when eating or snacking from home.
Estimating Serving Sizes Using Common Household Items. Here is a quick reference guide for parents and children to learn how to easily estimate portions for each of the food groups in My Plate.
Information on What Counts As A Dairy Serving. The dairy group is an important food group that provides children with much needed calcium and vitamin D for growing healthy bones and teeth. Here is a guide to make a healthy serving of dairy from the My Plate dairy food group.
Learn the servings for the fruit group. How much fruit makes one serving. The fruit group is an important food group that provides children with much vitamins and minerals for fighting off disease. Here is a guide to makes a healthy serving of fruit from the My Plate fruit food group.
What Counts As A Grains Serving? The grains group is an important food group that provides children with much needed fiber and vitamin Bs for growing a healthy heart and digestive system. Here is a guide to make a healthy serving of grains from the My Plate grains food group.
What Counts As A Protein Serving? The protein group is an important food group that provides children with much needed protein and minerals for growing new cells for every organ in the body. Here is a guide to make a healthy serving of protein from the My Plate protein food group.
What Counts As A Vegetable Serving? The vegetable group is an important food group that provides children with much needed vitamins and minerals for growing a healthy body that can fight off diseases. Here is a guide to make a healthy serving of vegetable from the My Plate vegetable food group.
You may be suprised just how much larger servings of food are today when compared with a few years ago. Here are some interesting and maybe even shocking facts about today's food portions.
Quick guide to understanding what makes a serving for each of the food group. Understanding proper servings sizes will help you guide children into creating a well balanced meal using the guidelines from the USDA My Plate.
Eating out is a family treat. Children enjoy the change in routine and it can be a welcomed break from a very busy day. Guide children to choose healthier portion sizes when eating out in a restaurant.
Follow these 9 tips to avoid overeating during the family Thanksgiving meal. Discover Thanksgiving healthy portion control and eating tips for avoiding overeating on the Thanksgiving holiday.
Easy Healthy Holiday Tips; healthy holiday food and exercise ideas,fun and easy ways to manage calories and weight management during the holiday season. Featuring holiday nutrition tips, exercise tips, and more! Ways on how to lower calories during the holidays for the family.