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How to Form and Keep Healthy Habits: Baby Steps to Huge Success

Many of us strive to embrace and keep healthy habits.  And if parents role model embracing and enjoying healthy habits, children are more likely to have those habits also.  If you have room to improve your eating, exercising, sleeping, or other…

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Healthy Balanced Breakfast with MyPlate

What you decide to include with breakfast can really give your kids a good start to their day!  There is no argument that breakfast is super important for kids.  Breakfast can just be cereal with milk, but it has the potential…

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MyPlate Guide to Portion Sizes

MyPlate was developed for everyday use at mealtimes to promote healthy eating habits and smart food choices.  Using MyPlate as a guide, you can easily visualize what you should have on your family’s plate for any meal- fruits, vegetables, grains,…

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How MyPlate Can Change Your Kid’s’ Eating Habits

Parents really want to provide their children with the tools to develop a healthy mind, body and behavior!  However, while parents may want to provide foods and establish eating habits that are the most beneficial to their child, sometimes it’s hard…

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MyPlate: Focus on Fruits and Vegetables

MyPlate is a marvelous yet simple visual for guiding Americans to healthy eating. It shows five food groups to include in each meal.  Two of the groups, fruits and vegetables, make up HALF of the MyPlate plate.  Why?  They provide…

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MyPlate and the Update on Grains

MyPlate is a tool to help you teach your kids balanced eating.  Part of balanced eating is including whole grains in our diet.  In our carb conscious society, you might be wondering how and which grains fit into a healthy…

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Creating a Balanced Meal with Choose MyPlate

The Choose MyPlate image provides the essential template for creating balanced meals for kids!  With 5 food groups that incorporate all the potential nutrients kids need, creating and eating a balanced meal is easy!  This powerful visual can remind you…

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Teaching Healthy Habits to Kids with MyPlate

Using Choose MyPlate as a tool for building Healthy Habits in Kids We recently asked this question on Facebook:  What is one healthy habit you wish your child had!?   I love this question, as it gives such a great…

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Valentine’s Veggies – Special Dinner for Awesome Kids

While I'm definitely snagging some alone time with my husband, I'm also deeply in love with my kids! Valentine's Day is to "express your love to those you love", so of course we include the children.  Having family traditions for…

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MyPlate for the Picky Eater

Teaching balanced eating to children can sometimes be difficult to achieve.  Often, kids want to eat only what they want to eat, and don't really care or think about eating for nutritional purposes.   My kids get stuck in food…

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