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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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Teaching Nutrition to Rambunctious 10 Year Old Boys

I had the opportunity to teach a group of 10 year old Cub Scouts (Webelos) a nutrition lesson to earn their Fitness badge yesterday.  I actually love teaching this one.  I have taught it at least 6 times to different…

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Top 10 Healthy MyPlate Inspired Crockpot Meals

A slow cooker is one of the best ways to have dinner waiting for you in order to avoid the drive-thru!   However, just the food you put in the slow cooker, may not make a complete and balanced meal!…

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How to Use the MyPlate Method

Did you know that the Food Guide Pyramid is now a thing of the past?  If you didn't, you are not alone!  There are a lot of people who didn't realize that the new way of teaching nutrition in the…

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Super Healthy Kids Re-Designed

*Giveaway has ended! Congrats to: Joni and Stephanie!! I've sent you both an email! Thanks everyone for your kind words.  We are so happy to  have so many great friends! Super Healthy Kids has gone through several changes over the…

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MyPlate Meal Ideas

Check out our meal ideas for making half your meal fruits and vegetables!   Feeding our kids healthy food doesn't need to be complicated. A few simple rules, summarized from the most recent dietary guidelines is a fast and easy…

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Lesson Plans and Tools For Teaching

Lesson Plans- School Age Pre-school Red light/ green light foods Rainbow foods list Kindergarten-2nd grade(Teaching Choose MyPlate post ) Fruits and Vegetables Presentation Vitamin Experiment and lesson Advertise for a whole grain! All Ages Sugar demo and comparisons! What is a…

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Healthy Crockpot Stir Fry Recipe

Sorry for the lack of photos today- Sometimes, although it tastes amazing, I can not get meat to look good.  But don't let that stop you from making this no-stress, no-mess, healthy dinner!  Of course, we like to stack our…

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