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A Pintsize Pyramid

Children across America now have their own kid-friendly version of the government's online MyPyramid Food Guidance System. Appropriately titled MyPyramid for Kids, the new website ( offers these features: a nifty graphic symbol designed to appeal to kids aged 6

Jan 01, 2006

fun, engaging resources teach kids about food choices

. Each food group has a separate fuel tank so kids can keep track of how their choices fit into the food pyramid. Nutrition Tracker. This downloadable game encourages kids to keep track of what they eat and compares their food choices with the daily recommended

Oct 19, 2010

Experts Tout Top 5 Nutrition Websites

recommends: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan or assess your food choices, based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines

Jan 20, 2011

experts recommend top websites for nutrition guidance

resources are considered solid for finding expert consensus and guidelines? The "go-to" websites recommended by the panel included the following: U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan or assess your food

Oct 19, 2010

Heart Disease and Women

particular oily fish like salmon, trout and tuna) at least twice per week; limit saturated fat, cholesterol, alcohol and sodium intake. Avoid any foods that contain trans fats. The MyPyramid website ( offers many helpful resources. Seek Help for Depression. Depression wreaks havoc

Feb 01, 2008

Healthy Foods for Toddlers

(USDA), kids between the ages of 2 and 5 years have relatively high energy requirements because the average toddler grows 21/2 inches taller and gains 4-5 pounds each year ( Growth is one of the best indicators of good health and nutrition in toddlers

Apr 29, 2009

Nutrition 2.0

href="" target="_blank"> and the American Dietetic Association ( now deliver information via podcast, blogs, tweets, wall posts, RSS feeds and interactive Web games. Rather than sending clients to a website for more information (which may

Mar 26, 2010

Meal Frequency & Weight Loss

2003; St-Onge et al. 2004). A food diary can also be helpful for determining the number of calories eaten each day. Online, check out the calorie recommendations included in MyPyramid at Combine Nutrients to Ward Off Hunger. Frequency of meals may be less important in the long run

Jul 25, 2008

Getting Personal With MyPyramid

iteration of the food pyramid was remiss in that it did not address physical activity. The new and improved MyPyramid not only emphasizes the importance of staying active but also provides a resource page filled with tips on how to exercise on a regular basis ( _activity

Oct 01, 2005

Heart Disease: Is There a Gender Divide?

the MyPyramid website (, which offers many resources to help people get started. If more help is needed, refer your clients to a registered dietitian.Seek Help for Depression. Depression wreaks havoc on the heart and arteries. If your client has depression that doesn't improve

Nov 01, 2007