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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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.