Healthy Servings, Portion Sizes And Calories For Kids
Nourishing Advice for a Healthy Family
Teaching children what is a healthy serving size is one of the most important lessons you can give them. There is room for all kinds of foods, including treats, in a child's diet as long as they understand about healthy serving sizes.
With some simple tips you can help your child and family learn how to make healthy food choices that are lower in calories and higher in nutrition. Help children learn how to eat healthy portions of foods high in calories and low in nutrition (also called junk food). Learning to control portions and calories is the key to maintaining a healthy weight.
For The Kids: You can also find games, stories and activities for promoting healthy choices to children in the fun kids nutrition section.
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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.
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.
Guide children to choose healthier portion sizes when eating out in a restaurant.
Ideas on how to lower calories during the holidays for the family.