Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children

Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children

A modification of the original Food Guide Pyramid intended to provide guidance to adults about nutritional choices for children aged 2 to 6. The pyramid illustrates the importance of eating balanced meals with a variety of food choices including daily consumption of grains and vegetables; moderate intake of fruits, dairy products, and meats; and limited use of fatty foods and sweets. Images placed around the pyramid show children running and playing ball, thus emphasizing the importance of regular physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle.
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To reinforce Dannon's commitment to children's nutrition, the new DANNON DANIMALS features a "Strong Bones Combo" icon and the USDA Food Guide Pyramid for young children.
Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman announced a partnership between USDA and 11 national food companies and a national parenting magazine to use USDA's newly-released Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children to promote good nutrition and health among America's youth.
In addition to its sponsorship of Mia Hamm and soccer star Cobi Jones, IronKids Bread promotes fitness, wellness and active lifestyles for children through its annual IronKids Bread Triathlon, which is in its 15th season as the pre-eminent series for children; through the touring IronKids Park; through local IronKids Bread Soccer Clubs; and through a partnership with the USDA to promote the Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children.
To help improve the diets of young children two to six years old, USDA has developed the Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children.
USDA says the key message in the Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children is: that eating a variety of foods is healthy.
Quaker Oats supports USDA's New Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children