Food guide pyramid for young children
2 to 6 years old: Technical Report on Background and Development.
The USDA has created the Food Guide Pyramid for young children
, that divides food into five major food groups--grains, vegetables, fruits, milk and meat.
The "Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children
" cautions students to follow a low-fat diet, as well as to eat large amounts of fruits and vegetables.
This booklet serves to help all child-care providers with valuable information such as (1) How children grow and develop, (2) Nutrients needed for growth and development, (3) Dietary Guidelines for Americans, (4) The USDA Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children
, and (3) Helping children learning about food and eating.
Since the most recent USDA Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children
Ages 2-6 recognizes soy and tofu as alternatives in the milk and meat food groups, it's getting easier to incorporate vegetarianism into classroom nutrition lessons.
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.
Center for Nutrition, Policy and Promotion (CNPP) www.usda.gov/cnpp This Web site provides nutrition information on projects, publications, and reports, such as the Food Guide Pyramid for young children
or Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
To help improve the diets of young children two to six years old, USDA has developed the Food Guide Pyramid for Young Children
. The new guide is an adaptation of the original Food Guide Pyramid, released in 1992, to simplify educational messages and focus on young children's food preferences and nutritional requirements.