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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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The Dietary Guidelines for a Balanced Lunch {with the help of our favorite lunch boxes}

With all the conflicting health news, new research, marketing, and propaganda, it's sometimes difficult to know what the right things to feed your kids are.  That's why I love the simple message of the US dietary guidelines.  The Choose MyPlate…

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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 Get Your Kids To Be Good Eaters Using Choose My Plate

We gets lots of emails from parents telling us they know how important it is to feed their kids healthy foods, but they're just not sure how to do it. Despite my own background in nutrition, I have had to go…

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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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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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MyPlate Meal Plan November 21-25th plus MyPlate for Mom’s!

A few weeks back, Maryann from Raising Healthy Eaters mentioned a new book called, MyPlate for Mom's!  That is when I was introduced (virtually) to the amazing Elizabeth Ward, M.S., R.D.  Elizabeth is the author of several nutrition books, and…

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8 MyPlate Lesson Ideas for K-2nd Grade

Whether you are teaching in school, homeschool, or you just like to teach your kids about nutrition, use these lesson ideas to make education fun! For more free printable nutrition lesson plans go here.  Also check out Healthy kids Challenge…

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