How To Create a Daily Food Plan

by How To Mommy on 02.28.11

We all remember the food pyramid when we were younger…a million servings of grains on the bottom (which I think was even called bread and pasta, or something really enlightened), a few candy bars and french fries up top and everything else in between.  I don’t know that aside from showing it to us now and again in elementary school health class much else was ever done with it.

Well imagine my surprise when the dietitian at my Mommy & Me Toddler nutrition brought out the pyramid again and it looks like this!

I love everything about this chart!  I love the bright colors and pictures of the different kinds of foods.  I love the little girl running up the pyramid, letting kids know that getting exercise is as important as eating right.

As a mom of two, and a woman who has struggled with weight and food my whole life, I want to find ways to give my girls the nutrition they need without obsessing over it and placing too much of an emphasis on food.

This website has a great “My Pyramid” tool, which allows you to input your child’s age, gender and level of activity and it will provide a Daily Food Plan for the correct amount of grains, veggies, etc. that they need.  If you are so inclined, you can even enter your own information and find out what you should be eating.  But if they tell you to forgo your evening ice cream bar, don’t blame me!  🙂

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1 Kelsi @ Modern Mom Redefined April 2, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Haha, I totally did that for myself and it stopped me to tell me that I’m overweight. Um, thanks captain obvious. lol

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2 How To Mommy April 4, 2011 at 8:24 PM

You are braver than I am Kelsi! I only put in my toddler’s info for fear of what it would tell me about myself. 🙂

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