Sunday, April 21, 2013

My Plate Food Guide

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has replaced MyPyramid with a simplified MyPlate as the U.S. government's primary food group symbol? It certainly seems to make more sense to visualize food on a plate than on a pyramid! MyPyramid retired after 19 years of service.

We enjoy reading all the goofy rhyming books by Brian P. Cleary and were glad to discover his "Food is Categorical" series. There's a book for each of the five major food groups, and even one for oils: "Oils (Just A Bit) To Keep Your Body Fit: What Are Oils?"

Serena created her own Plate, learning the importance and roles of each food group. Having an aversion to all meat, she's glad to know the power of peanut butter in satisfying her protein needs. Not that I need her to have a legitimate excuse for not eating her chicken at dinner...

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