Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Toddler Meals: Creating a healthy meal plan for your little one

I found an excellent resource to guide you through the food pyramid for pre-school children ages 2-4. On the USDA's website you can find lots of helpful information. I have copied and pasted the home page for mypyramid for Preschoolers. You will need to go directly to the site (mypyramid.gov/preschoolers) to use the links and print out the resources, but I wanted to give you a quick overview of what was available.


MyPyramid for Preschoolers

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Use MyPyramid to help your preschooler eat well, be active, and be healthy.





MyPyramid for Preschoolers is for children 2 to 5 years of age. Click on the blue button to get a customized MyPyramid Plan for your preschooler.





MyPyramid Plan

You are the most important influence on your child. You can do many things to help your children develop healthy eating habits for life.






Explore ways to help your preschooler:

Grow up healthy. Complete a growth chart especially for your child to find out more about normal development.

Develop healthy eating habits. Raise a healthy eater by setting a good example and practicing positive habits.

Try new foods. Help for picky eaters.

Play actively every day. Add physical activity into your preschooler’s day.

Follow food safety rules.












Learn more:

Sample Meals Patterns, Meals and Snacks

Find Kitchen Activities for preschoolers

*Taken from mypyramid.gov


Check this out for your toddler, for yourself and your family!

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