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Food Group Bingo – Nutrition Activity for Kids

Food Group Bingo – Nutrition Activity for Kids
It's easy to be daunted by trying to decide what to eat, and even more so when it comes to how to feed your family.  I have always loved visuals - they help me to understand new concepts and think about how to apply them to my own life.  The USDA has been helping people to understand what makes up a healthy diet for as long as I could remember - but for years, their diagrams were complicated and often confusing.  This "plate" is their most recent version - and makes the most sense to me.  It's...

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Kids arguing over their favorite…squash?

I had to laugh at the dinner table tonight when my 5 and 7 year old children engaged in verbal battle over which type of squash was better: Acorn or Delicata. As my daughter groaned about her Acorn squash, I thought about my friend Charlotte and the experiment that she started doing with her son about a year ago. They decided to eat their way through the alphabet - one vegetable at a time. She called this journey The Great Big Vegetable Challenge, and regularly documents their trials, tribulations,...

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